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US brushes off Pakistani claims drone strike scuttled Taliban talks

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The United States insisted it has a shared interest with Pakistan in ending extremist violence after Islamabad accused it of scuttling efforts towards peace talks by killing Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud in a drone strike. 

Pakistani police check commuters at security check point in Peshawar on November 2, 2013 following the killing of Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud in a US drone attack

Mehsud, who was under a $5 million US government bounty, was killed when a drone targeted his car in a compound in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal district on Friday.

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