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Meet the Pakistani Taliban's New No. 2

Kahn Said takes over for slain Waliur Rehman

(Newser) - The Pakistani Taliban has already filled the vacuum left by yesterday's drone assassination of Waliur Rehman . After burying Rehman in what Reuters describes as a "low-key ceremony" the Taliban committee named a new second-in-command: Kahn Said. (Yes, feel free to make your Star Trek jokes in the comments.... 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 »

Pakistani Taliban Commander: We're Surging, Too

Waliur Rehman says he's sent thousands into Afghanistan to fight US

(Newser) - A top Pakistani Taliban commander says he sent thousands of fighters to neighboring Afghanistan to rebuff incoming US troops, a claim that comes as a Pakistani army offensive is believed to have pushed many of his men to flee their main redoubt. Waliur Rehman told the AP in an exclusive... More »

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