Breaking news on Sky. You gota love those pesky little drones haven't you! http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Taliban-Leader-In-Pakistan-Is-Killed-In-US-Drone-Attack-Pakistan-State-Television-Reports/Article/201001415539028?lpos=World_News_Carousel_Region_1&lid=ARTICLE_15539028_Taliban_Leader_In_Pakistan_Is_Killed_In_US_Drone_Attack%2C_Pakistan_State_Television_Reports Taliban Leader 'Dies After US Drone Strike' Alison Chung, Sky News Online The head of the Taliban in Pakistan, who was linked to the murder of seven CIA agents, has died after being wounded in a US drone attack, according to reports. Hakimullah Mehsud died of injuries sustained in an air strike in North Waziristan earlier this month, Pakistan's state television claimed. The state broadcaster also said the leader had been buried in the Pakistani Taliban-controlled area of Orakzai. Hakimullah took over as leader of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) group after his predecessor, Baitullah Mehsud, was killed in a US air raid in August last year. The TTP denied Baitullah Mehsud's death for weeks, apparently amid fierce infighting over who would succeed him. The group has been blamed for the deaths of thousands of people in attacks across Pakistan. It is believed to have played a role in the suicide bombing of a CIA base in Afghanistan in December last year - one of the worst disasters the American secret service has suffered. Hakimullah's profile was raised after he appeared in a farewell video with Humam Khalil Abu Mulal al Balawi - the Jordanian doctor-turned-suicide bomber and triple agent who killed the seven agency employees. Before he became Taliban chief, Hakimullah was a commander of 8,000 militants in ethnic Pashtun tribal regions and is considered to have been more violent than his predecessor. He claimed responsibility for a daring suicide attack on Peshawar's Pearl Continental hotel last year that killed seven people, including two UN workers. The Pakistani army said it was investigating the reports of his death, which would be seen as a success for both the Pakistan and US governments. Since the CIA was hit, the US has carried out 13 suspected drone strikes in North and South Waziristan, Taliban-controlled tribal areas in northwest Pakistan. The US does not usually comment on its strikes or targets, but officials have claimed in the past that they have taken out several senior al Qaeda and Taliban leaders. However, many of these claims have been disputed by Taliban members. The Pakistani government publicly condemns the US strikes as violations of its sovereignty, yet it is thought to have a secret deal with Washington allowing them. The TTP has repeatedly vowed to avenge the US bombing raids.