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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