Officials in the Pakistani Taliban on Saturday confirmed that one of their leaders is dead after a U.S. drone strike, which also killed 12 of his bodyguards. The drone hit a compound in Afghanistan where Mullah Dadullah, a leader of the Pakistani Taliban who lived in Afghanistan. One senior leader claims that a spy placed a tracking chip in Dadullah's compound "that helped the drone trace his whereabouts." Dadullah was in his 40s and served as the Taliban chief in Pakistan's Bajaur region, near the Afghanistan border.
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