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Originally published November 1, 2013 at 11:34 AM | Page modified November 2, 2013 at 3:48 AM

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Pakistani Taliban confirm leader's death by drone

A Pakistani Taliban spokesman has confirmed the death of the militant group's leader in a U.S. drone strike.


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DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan —

A Pakistani Taliban spokesman has confirmed the death of 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 Saturday that the group will choose a successor for Hakimullah Mehsud 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.



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