New Delhi, Nov 02 (ANI): The head of the Pakistani Taliban Hakimullah Mehsud was killed by a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan according to several security sources. Mehsud, who was believed to be in his mid-30s and was one of Pakistan's most wanted men, has been reported dead several times before. Late on Friday, several intelligence, army and militant sources across Pakistan confirmed he had been killed in the drone strike in the lawless North Waziristan region. Mehsud's Pakistani Taliban is an umbrella of militant groups separate to but allied to the Afghan Taliban. Mehsud took over the Pakistani Taliban in August 2009 after a drone strike killed the previous leader. His bodyguard and driver were also among the dead.