Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Al-Qaida Operatives Die in Missile Strike

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) -- Two important al-Qaida operatives were among four foreign militants killed in a U.S. missile strike in Pakistan's northwest, Pakistani and American officials said Wednesday.

Some officials said one of the men was in charge of the terror network's activities in Pakistan's tribal regions, the semiautonomous areas that the U.S. fears have become a haven for al-Qaida and Taliban fighters involved in attacks on American and NATO forces in neighboring Afghanistan.

However, others said none of the four appeared to be members of al-Qaida's top leadership.

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