| GEO Pakistan|
| Taliban chief Mehsud likely killed: Malik|
| Updated at: 0241 PST, Friday, August 07, 2009|
ISLAMABAD: There is a strong likelihood that Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud was killed along with his wife and bodyguards in a missile attack, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Thursday.
"We suspect he was killed in the missile strike," Interior Minister Rehman Malik said. "We have some information, but we don't have material evidence to confirm it."
The attack in the South Waziristan tribal region of northwest Pakistan was believed to have been carried out by an unmanned U.S. drone aircraft at around 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Neither the Pakistan or U.S. government confirmed such attacks.