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ISLAMABAD - The new leader of the Pakistani Taliban has returned to the country from Afghanistan to lead the militant group a month after the former chief was killed in a U.S. drone strike, Pakistani intelligence officials said Tuesday.
Last week's deadly U.S. drone strike on a notorious Taliban leader put Pakistan back in the headlines, reflecting the country's strategic importance. But global media emphasis on violence in Pakistan also overshadows progress in democractic politics.
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - The ruthless commander behind the attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai as well as a series of bombings and beheadings was chosen Thursday as the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, nearly a week after a U.S. drone strike killed the previous chief.