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Successor replaces slain Pakistan warlord: officials

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A senior Pakistani militant commander has been appointed to succeed warlord Mullah Nazir, who orchestrated attacks in Afghanistan until his death in a US drone strike, officials said on Friday. 

Pakistani warlord Mullah Nazir (C) talks to journalists in Wana, in South Waziristan tribal district, April 20, 2007. Nazir was killed in a US drone strike late Wednesday and buried Thursday and, he was the main militant commander in the tribal district of South Waziristan.

Nazir, killed late Wednesday and buried Thursday, was the main militant commander in the tribal district of South Waziristan, where he plotted attacks on US and NATO troops and reportedly sheltered Al-Qaeda operatives.

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