DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) - Two Pakistani intelligence and one army official say a U.S. missile strike in northeastern Pakistan has killed a wife of top Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud.
Mehsud’s associates would not confirm the report, although they did say a woman was killed in the missile strike.
The three officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media. They say the strike killed two people, including one of Mehsud’s two wives.
They say Wednesday’s attack was against the home of a close relative of Mehsud in South Waziristan, part of the lawless tribal region along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan. Taliban and al-Qaida leaders are believed to be hiding in the area.