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Mullah Fazlullah named as new Pakistan Taliban leader

Mullah Fazlullah has been named as the new Taliban leader in Pakistan, after the death of Hakimullah Mehsud in a drone attack.

He is known as a hardline commander, whose men shot the schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai.

The BBC's Haroon Rashid said that his appointment suggested the Pakistani Taliban "wanted to send out a message to the world".

  • 07 Nov 2013
  • From the section Asia
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