Hakimullah’s hometown falls; drone kills 25

Overcoming stiff resistance from militants, Pakistan Army on Saturday captured the key hometown of Taliban chief in the country`s lawless South Waziristan as missiles fired by a US drone in adjacent Bajaur region killed 25 terrorists, but missed by minutes a top commander.

Hakimullah appointed as new Pak Taliban chief

Hakimullah Mehsud has been nominated as the successor of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Baitullah Mehsud, Pak Taliban said.