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The head of the Pakistani Taliban was killed during the U.S. air strike

2012-01-16 12:58

As a result of the strike of U.S. unmanned aerial vehicle in the North Waziristan bordering with Afghanistan, tribal leader of Pakistan's branch of the movement "Taliban" Hakimullah Mehsud was killed, ITAR-TASS reported with reference to the representative of the Joint Intelligence Directorate (RBM) in Pakistan.

It is reported that Mehsud, the head of the Taliban movement "Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan", was killed Jan. 12.

Pakistani intelligence managed to intercept telephone calls of the extremists in North Waziristan, discussing the death of their commander. In addition, information about the death of Mehsud was confirmed by some members of the local radical groups. But the movement "Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan" denies the death of their leader.

On the eve, the country's Interior Minister Rehman Malik said that Pakistan's authorities do not conduct negotiations with the Taliban, since they have not stopped attacks on security forces officers.

"We will not talk to the rebels until they agree to lay down arms", said the Minister. In addition, he condemned the extremists' attack on the police station in the town of Darra Ismailhan in the north-west of the country, as a result of which, according to the latest information, nine people, including two police officers, were killed.

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