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Pakistani Taliban Confirm Leader's Death By Drone

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November 02, 2013 AT 12:41 PM
A Pakistani Taliban spokesman has confirmed the death of Hakimullah Mehsud, the militant group's leader in a U.S. drone strike. Azam Tariq, the spokesman for the Taliban in the South Waziristan tribal area, said that the group will choose a successor for in the coming days. Intelligence officials and militant commanders have said Mehsud was a killed by a U.S. drone strike on a compound in the North Waziristan tribal area on Friday.