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US Strike on Taliban Leader Kills Peace Efforts: Pakistan

Militants said to have picked new chief

(Newser) - Seeking peace, Pakistani officials were due to meet with Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud today—a day after the US reportedly killed him in a drone attack . Now, Pakistani officials are expressing outrage over the strike, and they've summoned the US ambassador to make their views known, the BBC... More »

US Drones Kill Taliban Chief: Officials

Hakimullah Mehsud goes down in strike a day after peace talks begin

(Newser) - A US drone has taken out Hakimullah Mehsud , the head of the Pakistani Taliban, along with four other suspected militants, US and Pakistani officials tell the AP . Mehsud has been near the top of the CIA's most wanted list thanks to his alleged role in a December 2009 suicide... More »

Taliban No. 2 Killed in Drone Strike: Pakistan

Officials condemn North Waziristan attack

(Newser) - A suspected US drone strike assassinated the Pakistani Taliban's No. 2 commander today, according to multiple reports sourced to Pakistani intelligence. Officials tell the AP that their informants on the ground saw Waliur Rehman 's body firsthand, while others say intercepted Taliban communications confirmed the kill. But a... More »

Pakistan Taliban: We'll Talk, but Won't Stop Fighting

Hakimullah Mehsud's comments come after string of attacks in Peshawar

(Newser) - Pakistan's Taliban is willing to continue negotiating with the government, but it is not about to stop its attacks, its leader said via a video given to Reuters today. This month has seen the group carry out a series of big attacks—including suicide bombings at the Peshawar airport,... More »

Pakistani Taliban Leader Reported Dead

Army probes reports that drone strike killed Hakimullah Mehsud

(Newser) - The Pakistani army is investigating reports that the leader of the Taliban in the country has died after being injured in an American military drone strike. Hakimullah Mehsud, 28, had been at the helm of the Pakistani Taliban for 5 months, having taken over after the death—also in a... More »

Taliban Finally Confirm Mehsud's Death

(Newser) - Weeks after a US drone reportedly took out the Taliban's leader in Pakistan, Baitullah Mehsud's fellow commanders have confirmed his death. Two Taliban officials—including his successor, Hakimullah Mehsud—tell the BBC that their leader actually died Sunday after being critically injured in the airstrike. The development also clears up... More »

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