Al Qaeda suspect killed in drone strike in NWA: US media

MIRANSHAH: A senior member of al Qaeda and three other suspected militants were killed in Pakistan on Sunday when a drone attacked a house they were in, according to US media.

According to US media reports, senior member of al Qaeda member Omar Farooq was among the dead in the strike. The report said he operated in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The drone strike took place in Khar Tangi village in Datta Khel, North Waziristan, a mountainous region bordering Afghanistan. Khar Tangi is about 45 km (28 miles) west of
Miranshah, North Waziristan´s main town.

The attack came a day after Pakistani forces killed a major al Qaeda leader, Adnan el-Shukrijumah. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation had offered $5 million for his capture in connection with a plot to bomb the New York subway system.

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