Pakistani Talibani militants have appointed Mufti Noor Wali Mahsud as its new chief in place Mullah Fazlullah who was recently killed in the drone attack in Afghanistan's Kunar province.
Mufti Mazhim, alias Mufti Hafzullah, has been appointed as the deputy of Mufti Noor Wali Mahsud.
Mufti Noor Wali Mahsud, a spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, conceded for the first time that Mullah Fazlullah was killed in the drone attack in Afghanistan's Kunar province.
Mullah Fazlullah, the insurgent leader who ordered the assassination of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and was killed earlier this month in a US drone strike.
A ruthless leader, Fazlullah ordered the beheading of dozens of opponents when his band of insurgents-controlled Pakistan's picturesque Swat Valley from 2007 until a massive military operation routed them out in 2009.