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4:06 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Pakistani Taliban Leader Believed Dead In U.S. Drone Strike

Originally published on Fri November 1, 2013 5:49 pm

The leader of the Pakistani Taliban is reported to have been killed by a U.S. drone strike. Hakimullah Mehsud's group is believed responsible for attacks across Pakistan. He is also implicated in the attack that killed seven CIA employees at a CIA base in Afghanistan in late 2009. Mehsud has been reported to have been killed before, but sources are confident this time.