Pakistan Rocked By Taliban Leader's Drone-Strike Death

Planned peace talks between Islamabad and the Pakistani Taliban were thrown into disarray after a U.S. drone reportedly killed the militant group's leader on Nov. 1. The Pakistani government lashed out at Washington over the timing of the strike in North Waziristan that killed Hakimullah Mehsud, saying it undermined the negotiations that were imminent.

The reaction in Pakistan to Mehsud's death ranged from relief to outrage over what many saw as yet another egregious American violation of Pakistan's sovereignty. Cricketer turned politician Imran Khan said the U.S. was trying to derail the peace process;...

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