Pakistani Taliban commander killed

Feb 24, 2014, 7:11 AM EST
Video grab taken on November 7, 2013 shows Asmatullah Shaheen (R), a former interim chief of the Pakistani Taliban, speaking during a press conference in an undisclosed location in northwest Pakistan.
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A senior Pakistani Taliban commander has been shot dead in a militant stronghold near the Afghan border, security sources and relatives say. Asmatullah Shaheen was ambushed as he drove through a village near Miranshah in North Waziristan, reports said. Two others in the vehicle also died.
Background:
Top Pakistan Taliban commander Asmatullah Shaheen 'shot dead' [BBC]
Pakistani Taliban commander shot dead in Waziristan [Reuters]

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