Islamabad: Top Taliban commander Halimullah
has been killed along with three other militants in a US drone
strike in South Waziristan tribal region in Pakistan.
Halimullah was an important leader of Taliban faction led
by Maulvi Nazeer and his death is a "huge loss" for Ahmadzai
Wazir militants operating in South Waziristan Agency, Taliban
sources were quoted as saying by The News daily today.
The dead commander belonged to the Tujikhel sub-tribe of
the Ahmadzai Wazirs and led a group of 300 armed fighters.
He reportedly was in Musa Neeka area near the Afghan
border to settle a dispute between local tribesmen when the
drone struck on September 30.
"He was holding a meeting with some people to resolve a
local dispute when he came under the drone attack," a close
aide to Halimullah said.