Senior Taliban Leader Reportedly Killed in Drone Strike in Pakistan

Local security personnel and Taliban leadership apparently confirm


Mullah Nazir, a senior Taliban leader whose writ ran across large swathes of South Waziristan, was killed in a U.S. drone attack on Thursday. Though there was no official confirmation, local media reports from the remote area quoted security personnel and Taliban leaders confirming his death.

According to, Nazir was killed along with five of his companions near Wana, the main town of the tribal agency bordering Afghanistan. The report quoted Taliban leaders stating that he had been buried. Nazir, who had been injured in a suicide bomb attack in November, was regarded as pro-Pakistan as he trained all his guns on foreign troops in Afghanistan.