The US killed one of the most senior militants in Pakistan along with at least four more people.
Drones hit Hakimullah Mehsud as he drove up to his house in Dande Darpakhel, near Miranshah the target of the previous strike. Mehsud was killed along with several others in the car with him, and reportedly one man opening the gate into his compound.
The attack came the day after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said he had started peace talks with the Pakistan Taliban. He said his government ‘could not wait and see the innocent people and members of law enforcement agencies being killed in the streets of Pakistan’.
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