U.S. drone kills Pakistani Taliban leader - sources


ISLAMABAD, Nov 1 (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike in Pakistankilled the head of the Pakistani Taliban on Friday, securitysources told Reuters, the latest in a series of blows toPakistan's most feared militant group.

Hakimullah Mehsud has been reported dead several timesbefore. But late on Friday, several intelligence, army andmilitant sources across the country confirmed he had been killedin the strike in the lawless North Waziristan region.

"We can confirm Hakimullah Mehsud was killed in the dronestrike," said one senior security official.

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