Taliban Confirms Drone Strike Killed Leader in Pakistan

That should make negotiations there interesting


A senior Taliban source has confirmed that a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan killed the head of the Pakistan Taliban Friday. 

Several intelligence, army and militant sources said Friday that Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud is dead, and a senior Taliban source confirmed his death to Reuters. The Taliban source  also said Mehsud's funeral would be held Saturday.

The strike—one of a series of recent attacks aimed at insurgents– occurred in the North Waziristan region of Pakistan.