24 Aug '12, 3pm

Kashmiri jihadist commander killed in North Waziristan drone strike

A jihadist commander known to have fought in Kashmir was one of several "militants" killed a US drone strike in the Shawal Valley in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan last weekend. His funeral was attended by the head of the Hizbul Mujahideen and by a prominent Pakistani politician. The commander, who was known as Engineer Ahsan Aziz, died in the Aug. 18 strike in the village of Shuwedar in the Shawal Valley that killed six people, according to a report in Geo News . The jihadist's father, Abdul Aziz, who is also "a former militant commander," told the Pakistani news service that his son and his son's wife were killed in the airstrike. Engineer Ahsan has been based in the Waziristan tribal areas for a decade and fought in Afghanistan, according to his father. "Aziz said his son had moved with his wife to Waziristan in 2002 to participate in th...

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