Haqqani, Al Qaeda commanders killed in recent US drone strikes in Pakistan

Islamabad, July 7 (ANI): Nearly 17 people were killed, including a 'commander' of the Haqqani network and an Al Qaeda operative, in drone strike in North Waziristan earlier this week.

Official sources said that those killed in the strike included Mullah Akhtar Zadran, a 'commander' of the Haqqani network, and Abu Saif Al-Jazeri, an operative of Al Qaeda.

According to Dawn News, two Punjabi militant 'commanders', Rana Ashraf and Naveed Butt, are also said to be killed in the strike.

Sources said that the other 13 victims were 'foot soldiers'. However, there was no independent confirmation of the claim. (ANI)


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