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Pakistan denies al-Qaeda killing

Pakistan has denied US media reports that a senior al-Qaeda leader has been killed on Pakistani soil by an unmanned US Predator drone. Several US television networks said the al-Qaeda member, Haitham al-Yemeni, was killed near the Afghan border by a missile fired from the aircraft. Pakistani forces are hunting for Osama Bin Laden in the same area. Earlier this month, Libyan al-Qaeda suspect, Abu Faraj al-Libbi, was captured in north-western Pakistan. Haitham al-Yemeni has been under CIA surveillance, US television networks reported on Friday. But the Pakistani information minister, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, denied the reports that he had been killed in Pakistan. “Nothing has happened in Pakistan. If something happened in Afghanistan, we don’t know,” reports quote him as saying. American intelligence officials neither confirmed nor denied the reports. Full Story

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