Taliban number two Wali-Ur-Rehman killed

Pakistan Taliban number two Wali-Ur-Rehman killed in drone strike, security forces say.

Taliban number two Wali-Ur-Rehman killed

World Bulletin / News Desk

A U.S. drone strike killed the number two of the Pakistan Taliban, Wali-ur-Rehman, in North Waziristan region on Wednesday, three security officials said in what would be a major blow in the fight.

Wali-ur-Rehman had been poised to succeed Hakimullah Mehsud as leader of the Pakistan Taliban, a senior army official based in the South Waziristan tribal region, the group's stronghold, said in December.

The Pakistani Taliban are a separate entity allied to the Afghan Taliban. Known as the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

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