November 1, 2013 / 5:09 PM / 6 years ago

Pakistani Taliban confirm death of Hakimullah Mehsud

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The Pakistani Taliban confirmed on Friday that their leader, Hakimullah Mehsud, had been killed in a drone strike in the lawless Pakistani region of North Waziristan, senior Taliban and Pakistani intelligence sources told Reuters.

“Hakimullah Mehsud’s funeral is scheduled for 3 p.m. (Saturday) in Miranshah,” an intelligence source said, referring to the main regional city.

Reporting by Mehreen Zahra-Malik; Writing by Maria Golovnina

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