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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