Officials say US drone strike kills leader of Pakistani Taliban

  • Article by: KIMBERLY DOZIER , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 1, 2013 - 9:55 PM

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A U.S. drone strike Friday killed Hakimullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, in a major blow to the group that came after the government said it had started peace talks with the insurgents, according to intelligence officials and militant commanders.

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palsarNov. 1, 13 1:47 PM

"The strike killed four other suspected militants" --- This administration can call anybody a "suspected militant" and kill anybody they want.

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mobydick1Nov. 1, 13 2:02 PM

It seems the Pakistanis are ambivalent regarding the Taliban. We give them aid, which the accept, and harbor Taliban militants. Buying friends has never worked out very well.

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selfmadeNov. 1, 13 2:25 PM

..."people view them as an infringement on Pakistani sovereignty and say innocent civilians are killed in the process." Well, if your government did a better job at getting rid of all these terrorists, we'd gladly not spend our money and risk American lives it the process getting rid of them for you...Deal with it.

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morbthrmsnowNov. 1, 13 2:57 PM

when I first saw the photo, I thought they were extras in a Monty Python movie. Nice outfits!

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jd55604Nov. 1, 13 6:53 PM

"The attacks are extremely unpopular in Pakistan, where many people view them as an infringement on Pakistani sovereignty and say too many innocent civilians are killed in the process."........These drone strikes do nothing but alienate the U.S and cause more Pakistani’s to join or at least support the terrorists. I've had enough of this ridiculous and never ending war on terror and its radical supporters who want to bomb the whole Muslim world with absolutely no regard for the cost in American blood or treasure. The Dems and Republicans seem joined at the hip when it comes to this self-defeating strategy.

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