Fellow commander says Taliban leader Mehsud dead

US Drone kills Baitullah

US Drone kills Baitullah

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — A commander from Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud’s group says Mehsud was killed in a U.S. missile strike earlier this week.

Kafayat Ullah, an aide to Mehsud, confirmed by telephone Friday that Mehsud and his second wife were killed in Wednesday’s missile attack in South Waziristan. He would not provide any further details.

Baitullah file photo

Baitullah file photo

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told reporters in Islamabad earlier that intelligence showed Mehsud had been killed, but that authorities would travel to the site of the strike to verify his death.

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