ISLAMABAD Nov 2 The Pakistani government
summoned the U.S. ambassador to protest over the death of
Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud in a drone strike, it said on
A statement from the Foreign Office said Friday's strike was
"counter-productive to Pakistan's efforts to bring peace and
stability to Pakistan and the region."
Mehsud was head of the Pakistani Taliban, an insurgent group
that has beheaded Pakistani soldiers and killed thousands of
civilians in suicide bombings. The group also directed a failed
attempt to bomb Times Square in New York.