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Sat Aug 25, 2012, 04:32 PM

Top Haqqani network militant 'killed in Pakistan'

Source: BBC

25 August 2012 Last updated at 15:11 GMT

Top Haqqani network militant 'killed in Pakistan'

A key commander in the Pakistan-based militant Haqqani network has been killed in a US drone strike, according to a family member and local sources.

Badruddin Haqqani died last Tuesday in North Waziristan, a relative said.

The death has not been confirmed by US or Pakistani officials.

The Haqqani network has carried out high-profile attacks against foreign troops in Afghanistan. If confirmed, the death would be a major victory for US forces, correspondents say.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19378474

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