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Senior Taliban Member Killed in Pakistan

Unidentified gunmen killed former Afghan Taliban minister Maulvi Abdul Raqeeb Takhari late Monday in Peshawar, police and militant sources confirmed. Raqeeb was believed to be a close associate of Mutasim Agha Jan, a Taliban leader based in Turkey who favors peace talks with President Hamid Karzai’s administration to end the Afghan insurgency. Jan claims support from fugitive Taliban Chief Mullah Omar, but there is no independent confirmation. Jan condemned Raqeeb's killing as...

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