28 Jan '15, 5pm

'Foreigners' among 7 jihadists killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

Several foreign fighters were among seven suspected jihadists who were killed in the latest US drone strike in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan. The CIA-operated, remotely piloted Predators or Reapers fired two missiles at a compound and a vehicle in the Shawal Valley, killing "seven suspected militants," Dawn reported . "The compound was razed to ground whereas a vehicle inside the compound was blown into pieces," the Express Tribune reported . Three of those killed are said to be "foreigners," a term used to describe foreign fighters from Arab countries or from regional groups such as the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan or the Turkistan Islamic Party. Al Qaeda and other jihadist groups have not announced the deaths of any senior leaders, commanders, or operatives. The Shawal Valley, which is administered by Taliban commander Hafiz Gul Bahada...

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