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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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Taliban 'confirms death of leader' in US drone strike

Hakimullah Mehsud (centre) pictured with Taliban militants in 2009. Credit: Reuters

The Pakistani Taliban has confirmed the death of its leader Hakimullah Mehsud in a drone strike today, Reuters has reported.

A senior Taliban source said the leader's funeral would be held in North Waziristan tomorrow.

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