Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik: Credible information that he’s dead, but I don’t have any confirmation, and the Taliban is confirming this news themselves.
Hakimullah Mehsud, the leader of the Taliban in Pakistan, has been killed, according to the country’s interior minister. He is said to have died followed a series of US missile strikes. (10 Feb 2010)
Expert on Taliban Mohammad Arafrana: Other Taliban militants will take Mehsud’s place.