Haqqani leader killed in second U.S. drone strike in North Waziristan

Islamabad, Sept. 6 (ANI): A senior leader of the Haqqani network was allegedly killed in a second U.S. drone strike in North Waziristan.

At least six militants were reported to have died in the unmanned missile attack in the residential area of Dargah Mandi, 10 kilometers from Miranshah, North Waziristan's main town, the Express Tribune reports.

The identities of the Haqqani Network leaders and activists killed were not disclosed.

The Haqqani Network is a powerful Taliban faction that operates in eastern, central, and northern Afghanistan, and is reportedly headquartered in North Waziristan.

The terror group has close links with al Qaeda, and is said to be supported by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Directorate, the report added.

This was the second drone strike in a single day on the soil of North Waziristan, the report added.

Earlier, the first drone strike of the day had killed around four people in the area.

Pakistan strongly condemned the U.S. drone strike saying that it was a violation of the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity. (ANI)


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