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US Drone Strike in NW Three Egyptians killed

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A US drone strike in Pakistan’s tribal region has killed three Egyptians linked to the Haqqani network, including one who played a key role in handling the militant group’s finances, Pakistani intelligence officials said on Sunday.

US Drone Strike
US Drone Strike

The three men were killed on Friday when a drone fired missiles at a car near Miran Shah, the main town in North Waziristan, said the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to talk to the media. A fourth person was also killed but has not been identified.

The US does not acknowledge the CIA-run drone program in Pakistan, but officials have said privately that the attacks have killed senior militant commanders from the Haqqani network, the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

One of the Egyptians killed Friday was a 28-year-old man named Abdullah who helped handle the Haqqani network’s finances in Pakistan and Afghanistan, said the intelligence officials. He was known locally as Nadeem.

On Thursday, a missile attack close to Miran Shah killed Janbaz Zadran, who U.S. officials said was a top commander in the network who helped orchestrate attacks in Kabul and southeastern Afghanistan. They said he was the most senior Haqqani leader in Pakistan to be taken off the battlefield.

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