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Taliban leader killed by US drone

ISLAMABAD — A US drone strike in the South Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan killed at least six people, Pakistani government officials said Thursday, including the powerful Taliban commander Maulvi Nazir Wazir.

Nazir was killed along with another key commander, Rapa Khan, and four other militants in the missile strike Wednesday on Nazir’s ­vehicle near Wana, the largest town in the South Waziristan area, said a government official who asked that his name not be used.

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