U.S. drone strike kills Pakistani militant chief

Posted: January 4, 2013 at 1:15 a.m.

A U.S. drone strike killed a top Pakistani militant commander in a northwestern tribal region, security officials said Thursday. The death of the commander, Maulvi Nazir, was seen as a serious blow to Taliban fighters who attack United States and allied forces in neighboring Afghanistan.

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