January 15th, 2010
08:01 AM ET

Pakistan Taliban says leader injured in attack

Islamabad, Pakistan  - The leader of the Taliban in Pakistan, Hakimullah Mehsud, was wounded in a suspected U.S. drone strike Thursday, intelligence and Taliban sources told CNN Friday. The strike in northwest Pakistan occurred a couple of weeks after a suicide bomber killed seven CIA officers at a base in Afghanistan. A Taliban spokesman said Thursday that Mehsud had escaped the drone strike unhurt. On Friday, however, Taliban and intelligence sources said doctors were treating Mehsud for injuries he sustained in the drone strike. FULL POST

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