The US drone fired two missiles on a suspected al-Qaeda and Taliban compound along the Pak-Afghan border. —File Photo

NORTH WAZIRISTAN AGENCY: Two key al Qaeda linked operatives, including an operational commander have been killed in Monday’s US drone strike in North Wazirsitan Agency, official sources said.

The al Qaeda linked militants killed in the drone strike have been identified as Abu Kasha Al-Iraqi and Saleh Al-Turki, an intelligence source told Dawn.Com.

Abu Kasha Al-Iraqi, hailing from Iraq, had arrived in North Waziristan Agency in 2001 and had since been one of the key operational commanders of the al Qaeda in North Waziristan tribal region, intelligence officials said.

Taliban sources also confirmed that Abu Kasha and Saleh al-Turki’s funerals were held in Mosaki area of North Waziristan late Monday night.

Local people had reported that six people were killed and two others inured in the US drone attack in North Waziristan’s Mir Ali tehsil on Monday. Security officials, however, had told AFP the attack had killed five militants.

The drone fired two missiles on a suspected al-Qaeda and Taliban compound in Degyan area of Dattakhel along the Pak-Afghan border. Abu Kasha and Saleh Al-Turkey were said to be among the militants killed.

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Comments (15)

September 25, 2012 4:40 pm
Why don't you go there and verify yourself so you and other Pakistani get first hand info.
September 25, 2012 2:41 pm
Dear Ahmad, It takes calrity, integrity and courage to say what you just did. I could not have said it any better. Thank You.
Ye Z
September 25, 2012 2:06 pm
"Two key al Qaeda commanders killed in N Waziristan drone strike" Proof?
Abdul Kareem
September 26, 2012 3:53 am
This seems to be the only successful way to eliminate these dirty criminals who are attacking our innocent people and our dear armed forces
September 25, 2012 4:38 pm
Go and check yourself. Simple.
September 25, 2012 5:43 pm
How did you verify Bin Laden was killed?
September 25, 2012 12:13 pm
And how does one verify this info? Seems like this is aimed at countering the report that was published by NYU which argues against the use of drones.
Faisal Ahmed
September 25, 2012 6:49 pm
and ASAP
Ahmed Khan
September 25, 2012 1:40 pm
This news is the best justification for the USA to continue, even more vigorously, drone attacks in Waziristan. Where was the Pakistan Govt. and the Pakistan Army, when these terrorists entered Pakistan territory illegally in the first place. ? If Pakistan is unwilling or incapable of stopping these terrorists, then why complain if America does the job for them. The Pakistani argument that drone attacks infringe upon its sovereignty is hollow, because these illegal terrorist entrants into Pakistan without a visa have already made a mockery out of Pakistan's sovereignty.
September 25, 2012 4:14 pm
Good observation Ahmed Khan...
September 25, 2012 3:03 pm
Good job, keep hitting these terrorists.
September 25, 2012 4:53 pm
well said. our borders have been wide open for Afghans, Arabs, Chechens, Uzbeks, their families, friends and livestock since 1980 and we talk about our sovereignty !
September 25, 2012 11:48 pm
What will you say when USA supports these type of organization?Al Qaeda was aided by USA in late years.
September 25, 2012 6:36 pm
i totally agree with dron attacks this is the only way to finish these evil minded people thank you america specially mr obama
September 25, 2012 4:15 pm
Thank You Americans. Please cleanse our country of this evil.
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