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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