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Afghan Taliban slam Mehsud’s killing

Afghan Taliban slam Mehsud’s killing

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Nov 02, 2013 - 18:24

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Afghan insurgents on Saturday condemned the death of Pakistani Talibaninfo-icon chief, Hakimullah Mehsud, in a US drone strike, asking Islamabad to prevent American attacks on its soil.

Mehsud, the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistaninfo-icon (TTP) supremo, was killed in Friday’s drone strike in the North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghanistaninfo-icon border.

The TTP chief was reportedly leaving a meeting at a mosqueinfo-icon in Dande Darpakhel area, three miles from Miranshah, the main town in the region, when the drone targeted the vehicle he was travelling in.

A spokesman for the Afghan Taliban, Zabihullah Mujahid, said they strongly condemned the death of Mehsud.

“We received the sad news that Hakimullah Mehsud has died in a cowardly US attack in North Waziristan,” Mujahid said in a statement.

The statement added the Afghan Taliban condemned the drone strike in the strongest words, calling Mehsud’s death a big blow to the movement. Mujahid asked the Pakistani government and people to prevent such attacks inside their country.

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