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Thirteen Taliban Killed by Drone

Another drone strike has killed 13 Taliban militants, security officials tell Reuters. Two missiles were fired into a militant compound in Pakistan's South Waziristan region on Wednesday, but the region is so remote the attack wasn't reported until people injured in the blast made it to the local hospital. Senior Taliban commander Taj Gul Mehsud is believed to have been killed in the strike. Yesterday a drone killed five commanders of the Maulvi Nazir faction of the Pakistani Taliban.