Pakistan sources say US strike kills al-Qaida commander

By REUTERS
December 8, 2012 07:37

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Tribal sources from Pakistan's northwest said on Saturday a US drone attack had killed a senior al-Qaida commander in the latest blow to the militant Islamist group that has been targeted in many similar attacks.

Abu Zaid was killed, along with 10 other people, in the drone strike on a hideout in Pakistan's North Waziristan, one of the tribal regions near the border with Afghanistan, early on Thursday, the sources said. Zaid had just moved to the hideout a few days ago, they said.

Pakistani security officials based in North Waziristan said they were aware of the death of a senior al-Qaida commander but could not confirm his identity or rank.


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