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Pakistani Taliban Leader Killed In Northwest Pakistan
Officials in the region said Shaheen's three guards were also killed in the attack in Dargah Mandi area near the Afghan border, Xinhua news agency reported.
No group has claimed responsibility for the assassination of the top commander of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan.
Shaheen was nominated interim leader after Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud was killed in a US drone strike in November 2013.
He was known for several major attacks on security forces in Waziristan region.
Sources believe Shaheen was one of the Taliban leaders who had supported peace talks with the government.
He was believed to be a former active member of banned group Harkatullah Mujahideen which fought against Indian troops in Kashmir.
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