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Taliban, Pakistani government angry at U.S. drone strike

Nov. 3, 2013 at 11:04 AM   |   Comments

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- An element of Pakistan's Taliban insurgency vowed to avenge the death of its leader with a new wave of suicide bombings.

The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan ring said this weekend there would be payback for the death of Hakimullah Mehsud, who was killed Friday in a U.S. drone attack in North Waziristan.

Spokesman Azam Tariq said the United States and its allies would not be happy with the response, Khaama Press said Sunday.

Khaama Press said the Pakistani parliament called for the closure of roads used to move U.S. supplies into neighboring Afghanistan.

The Pakistani government called the U.S. ambassador on the carpet and accused the Obama administration of trying to scuttle planned peace talks with the Taliban.

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