The speculation is growing further that Hakimullah is indeed dead.
I have a feeling the Taliban will confirm his demise in the future (not the near future i fear) when they have their house in order.
Not the house the drone missles hit because that is a pile of rubble with Haki underneath it. (fingers crossed).
Hard to know how to call this, but if the Taliban do admit he's dead, then I can count him in...
I'm assuming it would be an unnatural cause to boot!
I'm certain the Taliban will eventually announce it if he is indeed dead.
They will need to let the world know they have a new leader and the Taliban are still a force to be reckoned with etc. There will a big leadership quarrel I suspect between Qari Hussain and Wali-ur-Rahman (if they both survived the lastest Drone stikes).
Reading about the two of them they are totally differenct characters. Hussain a ruthless tyrant who trains suicide bombers and Rehman a thinking man with a political brain.
Either way they are both going to carry big bounties on their heads.