US drone kill key Taliban leader in South Waziristan
By Sayed Jawad - Sat Dec 01 2012, 9:03 pm
The area is a stronghold of Pakistani warlord Mullah Nazir, who officials said was wounded in a suicide attack in the district’s main town of Wana on Thursday.
“The targeted militant is suspected to be a key Commander of Al-Qaeda linked Taliban group but his identity is immediately unclear,” a security official told AFP.
Another official confirmed the attack, saying that the man killed was a key operative.
“We suspect that the killed militant was a foreigner and a key commander. However, his identity and country of origin was not immediately clear,” he said.
In the meantime Senior government official Shahid Ali said two drone-fired missiles hit a vehicle on December 1 near the Sheen Warsak area, located close to the main town of Wana, killing a Yemeni militant and two others.
Saturday’s U.S. drone strike is the second of its kind in the afore-said area over the last three days. On Thursday, U.S. drones launched a strike in the same area, killing at least three suspected militants and wounding four others.