Al-Qaida Indian Branch: US Drones Kill 2 Leaders in Pakistan

April 12, 2015 10:30 AM

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A spokesman for al-Qaida's new Indian branch says U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan have killed two of its leaders.

In an audio message released Sunday, Usama Mahmood identified the dead as deputy chief Ahmed Farooq and Qari Imran, in charge of the group's Afghan affairs. Mahmood says a Jan. 5 drone strike in North Waziristan killed Imran, while a later drone strike killed Farooq.

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