FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2008 file photo, Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud is seen in Orakzai tribal region of Pakistan. The Pakistani army says it is investigating reports that Mehsud has died from injuries sustained in a U.S. drone missile strike.Pakistani army spokesman Gen. Athar Abbas says the army is using its agents in Pakistan's northwest where the death is reported to have occurred to try to confirm or deny the reports. (AP Photo/Ishtiaq Mehsud, File) (AP Photo/Ishtiaq Mehsud, File)
February 2, 2010 6:56:10 AM PST
By RASOOL DAWAR
MIR ALI, Pakistan - February 2, 2010 --
The Pakistani Taliban said Tuesday that there is no need to release proof that the group's leader is alive to refute reports that he died from injuries sustained in a U.S. drone strike in mid-January.