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Pakistan: Al Qaeda leader killed in drone strike

India Blooms News Service | | 07 Dec 2014, 07:38 pm
Peshawar, Dec 7 (IBNS) A key Al Qaeda leader has been killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan's Dattakhel area on Sunday, media reports said.

The leader was identified as Umer Farooq alias Umer Ustad and Ustad Farooq.

"A key Al Qaeda leader identified as Umer Farooq alias Umer Ustad and Ustad Farooq was killed in a US drone strike along with four others in North Waziristan tribal agency's Dattakhel area on Sunday," Dawn News reported.

"Sources said that a drone fired two missiles at a compound in Dattakhel's Khat Tangi area killing five people and wounding three others. The targeted compound was destroyed in the strike," it said.

According to reports, Umer Farooq  had earlier served as Al Qaeda's spokesman in Pakistan.