US drone strike kills al-Qaida commander in Pakistan

By REUTERS
December 9, 2012 10:52

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - A US drone attack killed a senior al-Qaida commander in Pakistan's northwest on Sunday, military intelligence officials said, the second militant leader to be killed in strikes by the unmanned aircraft in three days.

The attack killed Mohammad Ahmed Almansoor and three others in a village close to Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan, near the Afghan border.

The drone fired missiles at a house with Almansoor inside, destroying two rooms and a car. Four drones were seen flying over the area during the attack, residents and government officials said.


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