Pakistan says senior al Qaeda commander among 14 killed in raids The al Qaeda commander was killed by Pakistani security forces
Eastern Eye Staff
Pakistani security forces have killed a senior al Qaeda commander and 13 other militants this week in raids aimed at weeding violent Islamists out of the heartland province of Punjab, security officials said on Friday. The two raids in the south of Punjab were part of a sweeping operation that authorities launched after a suicide bomber killed 72 people and wounded hundreds in Punjab’s provincial capital of Lahore on Easter Sunday. For years militants have held sway in remote northwestern regions on the Afghan border but some have also established networks in Punjab, Pakistan’s richest and most populous province and…
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