Pakistani officials: Taliban's Mehsud alivehttp://edition.cnn.com/2010/
Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud is alive and was recently seen in Pakistan's tribal region, a Pakistani intelligence official and a senior Pakistani military official told CNN.
The officials told CNN Mehsud survived a drone strike in January.
Mehsud had been spotted in North Waziristan, one of seven districts in Pakistan's tribal region along the Afghan border, the senior military official said.
In February, a U.S. intelligence official and three Taliban sources told CNN that Mehsud had been killed in the January drone strike. But the spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, Azam Tariq, had always denied reports of Mehsud's death.
The officials asked not to be named because they are not authorized to speak to the media.