Nov. 2 - Residents in major Pakistan cities angered by the U.S. drone attack which killed the Pakistani Taliban leader. Paul Chapman reports.
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The U.S. drone attack that killed Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud has angered many on the streets of Islamabad and Karachi.
His death came at a critical time as peace talks with Pakistan's government were about to start.
(SOUNDBITE)(Urdu) USMAN ALI, SHOPKEEPER, SAYING:
Talks were about to be held between the government and them and a team was going there for this purpose. So that attack at this time was very wrong. America wants Pakistan and the North Waziristan Taliban to keep fighting each other. America's done a very terrible thing."
(SOUNDBITE)(Urdu) ZEESHAN AHMAD, UNIVERSITY STUDENT, SAYING:
"Americans have absolutely no right to cause this type of destruction in our country through these attacks. I believe this was totally criminal."
(SOUNDBITE)(Urdu) MOHAMMAD SHAKEEL, KARACHI RESIDENT, SAYING:
"Drone attacks are doing us no good. In fact the killing of Hakimullah Mehsud in such an attack is harmful for our country as well as for Muslims."
Mehsud was killed on Friday in a village in the North Waziristan region.
He took over leadership of the Pakistani Taliban in 2009 after another drone strike which claimed the life of his predecessor.
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