Taliban rejects peace talks with Pakistan after death of top leader in U.S. drone strike

Washington, May 31 (ANI): Pakistan's Taliban has said it will not participate in peace talks with the country's new government and will exact 'revenge in the strongest way'

The comments from the terrorist organization came after one of its top leaders was killed in a suspected U.S. drone strike.

According to the Washington Post, confirming the death of Wali ur-Rehman, the second-ranking leader of the group, Taliban's chief spokesman blamed Pakistan Government for not doing more to prevent CIA-launched drone strikes in the country.

Ehsanullah Ehsan, the spokesman, in a phone interview, said that the government has failed to stop drone strikes, so they have decided to end any talks with the government.

He added that they will continue attacking in Pakistan.

According to the report, U.S. officials had blamed Rehman, who was the chief deputy to Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, for a series of bloody cross-border attacks against U.S. and NATO personnel in Afghanistan, including a 2009 assault that killed seven Americans at a CIA facility. (ANI)


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