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Two Britons killed in Pakistan drone strike

Last Updated: Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 10:46

London: Britain is looking into reports that two UK nationals accused of extremist links were killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan`s tribal region, the Foreign Office said on Friday.

The men were named as Ibrahim Adam, 24, and Mohammed Azmir, 37, by their family and friends, Britain`s Press Association domestic news agency reported.

They were killed in the lawless Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan at least three months ago, it reported.

"We`re aware of reports and looking into them further," a Foreign Office spokesman said.

A government source said that getting confirmation would take time because the area is remote.

Adam, from London, was wanted by British authorities after absconding from a government "control order" used to limit the movements of suspected extremists in May 2007.

Azmir, a father of three who lived in Ilford, a town east of London, was slapped with a Finance Ministry order in February 2010 freezing his assets over concerns that he was involved in funding terrorism.


First Published: Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 10:46
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