Islamabad, Nov 1: Suspected US missiles struck two deadly blows, killing 32 mainly al Qaeda terrorists and injuring a key Taliban commander in North and South Waziristan agencies on Friday, Oct 31. Two missiles hit a pick-up truck and a house west of Mir Ali in North Waziristan on Friday, killing 20 mainly Arab fighters, officials said. Security officials said Abu Akash al-Iraqi, an ageing al Qaeda leader, was suspected to be killed in the attack.
He was living in the house rented from a local, Amanullah, the Daily Times reported. Two further missiles fired by a suspected US drone at a hideout near Wana in South Waziristan killed 12 suspected Taliban soon after, a senior security official said. Officials also said that top Taliban commander Mullah Nazir was also wounded in the strike.