A rival group has claimed that Baitullah Mehsud has been killed with 40 militants in drone strike and was buried in his house. Haji Turkistan Betni, a commander of the rival Abdullah Mehsud group of militants, told the state television that the mastermind of the suicide attacks Qari Hussain was also seriously injured in the drone strike. He said Mufti Wali-ur-Rehman and Hakimullah, two aspirants to succeed Baitullah Mehsud, were also killed along with their several aides in Taliban Shura meeting in a clash over the leadership.