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Militant Pakistani leader killed


A tribal leader who opposed the head of the Taliban in Pakistan has been shot dead in the north-western Pakistani town of Dera Ismail Khan, police say.

Qari Zainuddin had criticised Taliban head Baitullah Mehsud for using suicide bombs against civilians, saying it was un-Islamic.

Jill McGivering reports.


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