ISLAMABAD — Pakistani officials say the brother of a
senior Afghan Taliban commander has been killed in a US missile
strike in northwest Pakistan.
The two officials said Friday that
Mohammed Haqqani and three other close associates of Siraj Haqqani were
killed when missiles hit a house in Dande Darpa Khel in North
Waziristan, near the border with Afghanistan. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
said the attack was apparently aimed at Siraj Haqqani, who is accused
of masterminding ambushes of US troops in Afghanistan. They said it
was not known if Siraj Haqqani was hurt in the strike.
The officials initially said his son was killed in the strike, but later corrected themselves that it was his brother.