Pakistan's Taliban denied reports Sunday that their leader, Hakimullah Mehsud, died from wounds sustained in a U.S. drone missile strike in mid-January.
A spokesman for the group dismissed the widely reported death as "propaganda."The Pakistani army said it is investigating, but that so far there is no confirmation. The army's announcement followed a report on Pakistani state television that Mehsud had died and was buried in the Orakzai tribal area.
Conflicting reports about the militant leader's death first surfaced after the January missile strike that killed at least 12 militants in the South Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan.
The Taliban released two audio tapes after the bombing as proof that Mehsud survived the attack. Some reports say he may have been killed in another drone attack a few days later..