Taliban commander killed in US drone attack in Pak

Last Updated: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 15:13

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.


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First Published: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 15:13

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