Pakistan probing reported death of Taliban leader

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 1, 2010 7:10:03 AM PST
The Pakistani Taliban on Monday denied reports that their leader died from injuries sustained in a U.S. drone strike in mid-January, saying they would try to provide proof he is alive in the next few days.