32 al Qaeda, Taliban militants killed in US missile strikes in Pak

November 1st, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI  


Islamabad, Nov 1 (ANI): Suspected US missiles struck two deadly blows, killing 32 mainly al Qaeda terrorists and injuring a key Taliban commander in North and South Waziristan agencies on Friday.

Two missiles hit a pick-up truck and a house west of Mir Ali in North Waziristan on Friday, killing 20 mainly Arab fighters, officials said.

Security officials said Abu Akash al-Iraqi, an ageing al Qaeda leader, was suspected to be killed in the attack.

He was living in the house rented from a local, Amanullah, the Daily Times reported.

Two further missiles fired by a suspected US drone at a hideout near Wana in South Waziristan killed 12 suspected Taliban soon after, a senior security official said.

Officials also said that top Taliban commander Mullah Nazir was also wounded in the strike. (ANI)

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