Pakistan Taliban Withdraws Offer for Peace Talks After #2 Killed in Drone Strike

Prime minister-elect Nawaz Sharif is interested in negotiating with them


A spokesman for the Pakistan Taliban said the group was withdrawing its offer of peace talks following the drone strike that killed the group's deputy leader.

The militants' spokesman, Ahsanullah Ahsan, confirmed to the Associated Press in a telephone call from an undisclosed location on Thursday that the group's second-in-command, Wali-ur-Rehman, was killed on Wednesday in an American drone attack in the tribal areas of Pakistan that border Afghanistan.