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Pakistan Taliban name new chief


The Pakistani Taliban have appointed a successor to Baitullah Mehsud, the militant leader reported killed in a US air strike.

Hakimullah Mehsud, a close associate of ex-leader Baitullah Mehsud, has been unanimously appointed at a meeting in northern Pakistan.

Orla Guerin reports.


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