Pakistani military and intelligence sources said Thursday that a U.S. drone strike in northwestern Pakistan killed a top Taliban commander, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The commander, Maulvi Nazir, is said to have had a significant role in attacks on U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
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Nazir was in a house in Angoor Adda, a small village in the South Waziristan tribal region, when the drone strike occurred at about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday night, killing Nazir and nine other people, military sources and local tribal leaders said. Later, Nazir’s death was announced on loudspeakers at local mosques in South Waziristan, according to local tribesmen. Nazir’s top deputy, Rapah Khan, was also killed in the strike.