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Karzai criticises timing of killing of Pakistan Taliban chief

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The Afghan president has criticised the timing of a US drone strike that killed the Pakistani Taliban leader, after an angry Islamabad expressed fears the death would undermine planned peace talks. 

A photo taken on November 26, 2008, shows Pakistani Taliban commander Hakimullah Mehsud speaking to journalists in Pakistan's Orakzai Agency

The killing Friday of Hakimullah Mehsud, the feared chief of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) which has killed thousands in a six-year insurgency, sparked a furious response from the Pakistan government.

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