TTP chief Hakimullah Mehsud is alive: Report

Independent sources confirm that Hakimullah Mehsud is alive and well in North Waziristan.


Web Desk January 20, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Hakimullah Mehsud, chief of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), is alive and safe, Dawn News reported late on Friday.

“Hakimullah is well and safe in North Waziristan… the news related to his killing in the drone attack carried out by the US military is incorrect,” an official source said. His claim was backed up by two independent sources, cited Dawn.

Mehsud, leader of one of the most potent Pakistan based Taliban groups, was reportedly killed in a January 12 drone strike. However, neither the US nor local officials could confirm he had been killed.

Pakistani and US sources said that Mehsud was not targeted in the drone strike, and one Pakistani source said: “He is alive. Hakimullah is alive.”

The TTP, though said that Mehsud was not even in the same district, and that their leader was safe.

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly mentioned the date of the drone strike as June 12. The correction has been made.

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