As-it-happened: Pakistan Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud killed

Key points

  • A drone strike in Pakistan tribal region kills Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud, a high-ranking Taliban official tells the BBC
  • Several missiles were fired at a car and one of Mehsud's compounds in North Waziristan. Five people were killed.
  • The latest strike comes a day after Pakistan's PM Nawaz Sharif said dialogue with the Taleban "has started" (All times GMT).

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Reporting:

  • Yaroslav Lukov 

Last updated 1 November 2013

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