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U.S. drone kills Pakistani Taliban leader day after peace talks

This Nov. 26, 2008 file photo taken in the Orakzai tribal region of Pakistan shows Hakimullah Mehsud who has become the leader of Pakistani Taliban faction after death of Baitullah Mehsud. Intelligence officials said Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 that the leader of the Pakistani Taliban Hakimullah Mehsud was one of three people killed in a U.S. drone strike. (AP Photo/Ishtiaq Mehsud, File)

Kimberly Dozier, Rasool Dawar, The Associated Press
Nov 1 2013 - 1:49pm

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A U.S. drone strike killed the leader of the Pakistani Taliban Friday, intelligence officials said. The death is a major blow to the group a day after the government said it started peace talks with the militants.Hakimullah Mehsud, who is believed to have been behind a failed car bombing in New York's Times Square as well as...

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