Pakistan

Pakistani Official Accuses US of Sabotaging Peace Talks

By killing Tablian leaders with drone strike

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Pakistan's interior minister on Friday accused the United States of attempting to "sabotage"efforts to hold peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban after a suspected U.S. drone strike targeted senior leaders of the militant group, including the group's leader.

The strike, the second in northwestern Pakistan this week, occurred Friday evening in North Waziristan. According to local intelligence officials, several Taliban commanders, including leader Hakimullah Mehsud, were meeting at a house there to discuss how to proceed with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's effort to hold peace talks.

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