Al Qaida chief killed in raid

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Published: Saturday 6th December 2014 by The News Editor

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Soldiers killed al Qaida’s chief of global operations during a raid in Pakistan’s lawless tribal region, a man indicted in the United States over a plot to bomb New York’s subway system, Pakistan’s military said today.

Adnan Shukrijumah was killed, along with two other suspected militants, in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal area early today, the military said.

“The al Qaida leader, who was killed by the Pakistan army in a successful operation, is the same person who had been indicted in the United States,” said a senior Pakistani army officer.

Shukrijumah held a position that once was September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s. The FBI lists the Saudi as a “most wanted” terrorist and had offered a multimillion pound reward for his capture.

Federal prosecutors in the US allege Shukrijumah had recruited the three men in 2008 to receive training in the lawless tribal region of Pakistan for the attack. The New York indictment links him to the Manhattan plot and a similar never-executed scheme to attack the British underground.

Published: Saturday 6th December 2014 by The News Editor

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