‘Killed’ Taliban Leader Appears On Video

May 4, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

In this photograph taken on November 26, 2008, Pakistani Taliban commander Hakimullah Mehsud speaks to a group of media representatives in the Mamouzai area of Orakzai Agency. (A Majeed/AFP/Getty Images)
In this photograph taken on November 26, 2008, Pakistani Taliban commander Hakimullah Mehsud speaks to a group of media representatives in the Mamouzai area of Orakzai Agency. (A Majeed/AFP/Getty Images)
A top Taliban leader thought to have been killed in a U.S. drone attack in January this year has appeared alive in a taped video message threatening the United States.

In the video message, Hakimullah Mehsud, threatens attacks against the United States while sitting between two masked armed men.

"Praise be to God, on the 4th day of April 2010, I give good news to the Muslim world about being alive and healthy," Mehsud said in the video message, according to the Associated Press.

The video, which was apparently recorded in April was broadcasted on Pakistani television.

The Pakistani Taliban have claimed responsibility for the failed car bomb attempt at Times Square last Saturday, however, the claims have been dismissed by N.Y. police and officials.

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