Thursday, August 20, 2009

Al Qaeda Leader Found Dead

PESHAWAR, Aug 19: The body of a suspected Al Qaeda leader was found in a house here on Wednesday. According to officials, the body with multiple wounds was of Abdullah Noori, son of Abdul Qadir, an Algerian believed to be Osama bin Laden’s top aide.

They said the man had been suffering from kidney ailment and was being treated by a private physician in a rented house in Tehkal area on the University Road.

Ten other people in the house were also arrested, but seven of them were later released. The other three are said to be foreigners, one of them from Algeria.

Police said they raided the house on information that an important militant commander was hiding there.

According to a reliable source, the body bore deep cuts, needle pricks on shoulders and marks of wounds in fingers. A urine bag was attached to the body. He said Abdullah had two wives, one from Swat, and three daughters and two sons.

From here.

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