Pakistani Taliban militants chosen new chief in place of Fazlullah

Vastavam web: Pakistani Taliban militants have chosen a religious scholar as their new chief in place of 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.Mohammad Khurasani, a spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, said today that the executive council of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan appointed Mufti Noor Wali Mahsud as its new chief and Mufti Mazhim, aka Mufti Hafzullah, as his deputy.Khurasani conceded for the first time that Mullah Fazlullah was killed in the drone attack in Afghanistan’s Kunar province.