US drone kills senior Haqqani commander
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Agence France-PresseA US drone strike on Friday killed a senior commander in the Al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani network, wanted for kidnappings and sending hundreds of foreign fighters into Afghanistan, Pakistanis said.
Mullah Sangeen Zadran, whom the United States blacklisted as a terrorist in August 2011, was among six Haqqani network fighters killed in the overnight strike in North Waziristan.
Two announcements made by mosque loudspeaker in Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan, said his funeral would take place at 3pm on Friday.
Two Pakistani intelligence officials, who spoke to AFP on condition of anonymity, confirmed his death and said an Arab fighter was also among the dead.