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Pakistani Taliban Names Interim Chief

The Pakistani Taliban has named an interim chief after the death of Hakimullah Mehsud in a drone strike. A Taliban spokesman told local reporters Sunday that central shura leader Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani had been named interim chief. Earlier reports from the area had suggested that another Taliban militant, Said Khan, who is known as "Sajna" was also a likely successor to Mehsud. Both men are considered possible permanent replacements for Mehsud. Pakistan's government has ...

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