May 292013

PESHAWAR: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander Wali-ur-Rehman was killed in a US drone strike in the North Waziristan region of the Pakistan’s tribal belt, a foreign news agency reported on Wednesday.

Three others were killed in the drone strike which took place near Miranshah earlier on Wednesday.

Wali-ur-Rehman was poised to succeed Hakimullah Mehsud as the leader of the Pakistani Taliban.

According to sources, the Taliban have denied that Wali-ur-Rehman was killed in the drone strike.

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