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  • Al Qaeda Pakistan chief killed in Lahore raid: Punjab home minister

    LAHORE: The head of Al Qaeda in Pakistan was among the four militants killed in Monday's police raid in Sheikhupura district's Kala Shah Kaku area, a provincial official said on Wednesday...

    Punjab Home Minister Shuja Khanzada named the Al Qaeda leader only as “Abdali” in a news conference and said he and three other operatives were planning an attack on government figures...

  • Al Qaeda Pakistan head killed in Kala Shah Kaku raid: minister

    LAHORE: Punjab Home Minister Shuja Khanzada claimed on Wednesday head of Al Qaeda in Pakistan was among the four militants killed in Monday’s Kala Shah Kaku raid...

    He said a successful operation of law enforcement agencies had foiled their plan of targeting IB headquarters in Punjab and also led to the killing of Abdali of Muridke, Al-Qaeda’s Pakistan and Punjab head...

  • Six killed as Al Qaeda suspects hit Yemen security in twin suicide attacks

    Suspected Al-Qaeda militants staged twin suicide bombings and took hostages on Sunday in Aden, officials said, striking at the heart of the Yemeni government after suffering a string of setbacks...

    Six security officers were killed in the attacks on the security headquarters and criminal investigations unit in the central district of Khor Maksar in Aden, where the internationally recognised government is based...

  • Philippine troops raid Al Qaeda bomb factory; four killed

    ZAMBOANGA: Three militants and a soldier were killed in the southern Phi­lipp­ines on Thursday when troops raided a bomb factory of an Al Qaeda-linked group, a military official said...

    Three of the gunmen and one soldier were killed in the battle, which forced the Abu Sayyaf to retreat, leaving behind them bomb-making paraphernalia, Trinidad said...

  • Al Qaeda militants in Libya attack IS after leader killed

    BENGHAZI: Al Qaeda-linked militants in eastern Libya declared holy war on the local Islamic State affiliate after one of their senior leaders was killed Wednesday by masked gunmen, which set off clashes between the rival jihadi groups that left 11 people dead on both sides, including a top militant commander...

    The hours-long fighting in the eastern coastal city of Darna erupted after gunmen opened fire on Nasser Akr, an Al...

  • Al Qaeda confirms US strike killed leader of Yemen affiliate

    CAIRO: A US airstrike has killed Al Qaeda's No 2 leader, who commanded its powerful Yemeni affiliate, dealing the global network its biggest blow since the killing of Osama bin Laden and eliminating a charismatic leader at a time when it is vying with the Islamic State group for the mantle of global jihad...

    “Read: CIA drone strike targets top Qaeda leader in Yemen: reportYemeni security officials had earlier said a US drone strike...

  • Al Qaeda’s deputy leader killed in US bombing in Yemen

    DUBAI: The deputy leader of Al Qaeda, Nasser al-Wahishi, has been killed in a US bombing in Yemen, the group and the White House said on Tuesday, removing the director of a string of attacks against the West and a man once seen as a successor to leader Ayman al-Zawahri...

    A close associate of Osama bin Laden in the years leading up to the Sept 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, Wahishi, a Yemeni in his late 30s, was named by...

  • 2 top Al Qaeda leaders killed in Afghanistan: official

    A joint United States and Afghan military operation in Afghanistan's eastern Paktika province killed two suspected Al Qaida-linked leaders and led to the capture of a third, a government official said Thursday...

    Recent bombings have included one on Monday in which a suicide car bomb killed 24 people and wounded 42 others...

  • Eight ‘Al Qaeda militants’ killed in Multan

    LAHORE: The Counter Terrorism Department claimed on Wednesday night to have killed eight members of the outlawed Al Qaeda in an ‘encounter’ in Multan’s Nawabpur area...

    A CTD spokesman said that a tip-off came that Al Qaeda commander Muneeb Javaid alias Qandhari and Tayab Nawaz alias Hafiz Abdul Mateen, along with Muneeb Razaq alias Abdul Rehman and Zeeshan alias Abu Dujana, were coming to Multan to hold a meeting with Al Qaeda...

  • One of the killed militants was ‘Al Qaeda country head’

    MULTAN: Tayyab Nawaz alias Hafiz Abdul Mateen, who was killed along with seven other suspected militants on Wednesday night was the head of Al Qaeda, Pakistan, Dawn learnt on Thursday...

    According to officials sources, three of the militants who were killed in Nawabpur area in an encounter with a joint team comprising Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) and ISI personnel were from Al-Ahrar group of banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan...

  • Six Al Qaeda men killed in Okara village: police

    LAHORE/OKARA: Police claimed on Wednes­day to have killed six terrorists of Al Qaeda in an encounter and seized a huge quantity of arms and ammunition, including a rocket launcher...

    He said police had brought six ‘terrorists’ to retired Maj Faqir Hussain’s farmhouse in Kulyana Estate in the night and killed them...

  • Five Al-Qaeda terrorists killed in Sheikhupura 'encounter'

    SHEIKHUPURA: At least five suspected terrorists said to be affiliated with Al-Qaeda were killed in an alleged exchange of fire with police personnel in Punjab's Sheikhupura district on Saturday...

    "Five terrorists including Kashif were killed in retaliatory firing by police personnel while the others managed to flee taking advantage of to darkness", said the CTD spokeman...

  • Prominent Al Qaeda figure killed in US drone strike in Syria

    BEIRUT: A senior Egyptian Al Qaeda figure fighting in Syria was killed in a US drone strike this week, the latest to be killed in such attacks in Syria, a Syrian opposition monitoring group and relatives said Friday...

    The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Rifai Ahmad Taha was killed in a strike Tuesday in the northwestern Idlib province...

  • Senior Al Qaeda commander killed in an airstrike in Syria

    BEIRUT: Syrian activists claim a top commander in Al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate has been killed in a airstrike...

    The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Abdul Mohsen Abdallah Ibrahim al-Charekh, a Saudi better known as Sanafi al-Nasr, was killed on Thursday in an airstrike near the northern Syrian town of Dana...

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