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03 March 2024

Pakistan Taliban chief likely targeted by drone

By Reuters
Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud may have been targeted in a drone strike on January 17 after surviving a similar attack days earlier near the Afghan border, Pakistani intelligence officials said on Sunday.

The officials said they had received unconfirmed reports that he may have died of wounds after a drone strike on two vehicles carrying militants in North Waziristan. Pakistan state television reported earlier that Hakimullah was killed and had been buried.