Taliban says its deputy chief killed in US drone strike

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Peshawar : Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Mondayconfirmed that the group’s deputy chief Khalid Mehsud alias ‘Commander Sajna’ was killed in a US drone strike on February 8 in Pakistan’s restive northwestern tribal region. “We confirm that the deputy head of the TTP Khalid Mehsud died in a drone strike,” Taliban spokesman Muhammad Khurassani said in a text message to reporters. Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah has appointed commander Mufti Noor Wali Wali as his new deputy, Khurassani added.

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