Finally, Taliban have confirmed the death of TTP leader Hakeemullah Mehsud today.

According to sources, Hakeemullah succumbed to his injuries near Multan. The late TTP supremo was being taken to Karachi from South Waziristan for treatment, when near Multan his condition got worsened and he died. Hakeemullah was injured in a drone attack on Shaktoi, North Waziristan on January 14. Around 10 other people were killed in the above said attack. Initially, Taliban spokesman Azam Tariq denied the killing of his leader, terming it government’s propaganda; and added that Hakeemullah was alive and well. However, many sources confirmed that Hakeemullah received severe injuries behind his ear in the drone strafe.

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