Pakistan's foreign minister says intelligence sources have confirmed that Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud was killed by Wednesday's missile strike in the South Waziristan tribal region. Family sources had immediately confirmed the killing of two people in the Wednesday attack including the wife of fugitive Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud. But, because of the remoteness of the Taliban-held district in South Waziristan it was not immediately possible to confirm whether Mehsud was also present in the house when the missiles hit it. Speaking to reporters in Islamabad on Friday Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the reports about Mehsud's death are correct. "And to be 100 percent sure we are going for ground verification and once the ground verification reconfirms, which I think is almost confirmed, then we will be 100 percent sure," he said. Taliban commander Mehsud organized some 13 militant groups under his leadership in late 2007 and named it the Tehrike Taliban Pakistan. Pakistani authorities blame the outlawed terror network for a wave of suicide bombings that has killed scores of security forces and civilians in recent years. Earlier this year, the government declared Baitullah Mehsud the country's "enemy number-one" and offered a reward of over $600000 for information leading to his arrest or death. The Pakistani military has carried out frequent air and ground strikes in recent weeks against Mehsud's terrorist network in the Waziristan <b>...</b>
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