Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Pakistan Taliban Number Two Killed By Drone

The Pakistani Taliban's second-in-command Wali-ur-Rehman has been killed in a drone air strike, security officials have said.

The US remotely controlled aircraft attacked the militant commander in the mountainous North Waziristan region, security officials told the Reuters news agency.

Seven people, including the deputy commander, died in the first such attack since Pakistan's May 11 general election in which US drone strikes were a major issue.

"This is a huge blow to militants and a win in the fight against insurgents," one security official told Reuters.