Taliban replace killed leader

The Pakistani Taliban has promoted its number two commander to replace leader Hakimullah Mehsud who was killed in a US drone strike. The Pakistan Taliban has vowed revenge on the US for the attack.

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Killed Pakistan Taliban leader 'buried secretly'

Pakistani Taliban fighters secretly buried their leader earlier today after he was killed by a US drone aircraft, Reuters reports.

Taliban head Hakimullah Mehsud was killed in a drone strike in the North Waziristan region Credit: Reuters

"America and their friends shouldn't be happy because we will take revenge for our martyr's blood."

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