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Al-Qaeda leader killed in North Waziristan drone strike

February 20, 2010

Sheikh Mansoor was killed in a missile attack which was carried out on Feb 17 in Toll Khel area near Miramshah.—Photo by AP

KARACHI A top al-Qaeda leader of Egyptian origin Sheikh Mansoor had been killed in suspected US drone strike in Toll Khel area of the North Waziristan Agency.

Official sources said the strike which was carried out on Febraury 17 also left number of other important militants killed.

They said Mansoor was leading the militants who were fighting the US led Nato forces in Afghanistan.

The sources also claimed that the son of Afghan Taliban leader Jalaud Din Haqqani, Muhammad Haqqani had gone to offer fateha for the deceased Shiek Mansoor when his vehicle was targeted by another drone in Dandi Darpakhel the following day.—DawnNews.