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Pakistan Protests Drone Strike on Taliban Leader

Pakistan has denounced the killing of Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud in a U.S. drone strike as an attempt to scuttle its plans to engage Islamist insurgents in peace talks. The government summoned the American ambassador on Saturday to discuss the matter. Even though the remotely-controlled unmanned American drone has eliminated Pakistan’s most wanted Islamist militant, it has apparently plunged the already troubled relations into a new crisis. The attack took place this past week in ...

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