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Tribesmen open fire on US drone after Taliban chief killed

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Tribesmen opened fire on a US drone over Pakistan's troubled tribal belt on Saturday where Pakistani Taliban commander Hakimullah Mehsud was killed by a drone strike a day earlier, residents and officials said. 

Pakistani Taliban commander Hakimullah Mehsud speaks to a group of media representatives in the Mamouzai area of Orakzai Agency on November 26, 2008

Mehsud, who had a $5 million US government bounty on him, died along with four others on Friday when a US drone fired two missiles at a vehicle in a compound in the village of Dandey Darpakhel, five kilometres (three miles) north of Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan.

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