Al Qaeda Indian branch: US drones kill 2 leaders in Pakistan

April 12, 2015 4:30 PM

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ISLAMABAD – U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan killed two leaders of Al Qaeda's South Asia branch earlier this year, a spokesman for the militants said Sunday, confirming a major blow to the affiliate only months after its creation.

In an audio message, spokesman Usama Mahmood said a Jan. 5 drone strike in North Waziristan killed Ubaidullah, who was in charge of the group's Afghan affairs, while a later strike killed deputy chief Raja Suleman. He said both had fought under aliases. His claim corresponds with the dates of previo...

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