Hakimullah Mehsud Dead…Again!

Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud is once again reported to be dead in a U.S. drone attack. Once again, the Taliban says the report is false.

The claim that the Pakistani Taliban chief was killed came from officials who said they intercepted a number of Taliban radio conversations. In about a half a dozen intercepts, the militants discussed whether their chief, Hakimullah Mehsud, was killed on Jan. 12 in the North Waziristan tribal area. Some militants confirmed Mehsud was dead, and one criticized others for talking about the issue over the radio. Details here.

Previously dead.

  • Ran

    Perhaps he’s gotten it right this time?