Pakistan militant Mullah Nazir 'killed in drone attack'
Senior Pakistani militant leader Mullah Nazir has been killed by a US drone strike in Pakistan, local security officials say.
He was killed along with at least five fighters when two missiles struck in the north-western tribal district of South Waziristan, they said.
He had been accused of sending fighters to support the Afghan Taliban and fight foreign and pro-government troops.
Mullah Nazir was wounded in a suicide bomb attack in November.
Aleem Maqbool reports from Islamabad
- 3 January 2013
- BBC News