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Pakistan Al-Qaeda Leader Reportedly Killed In Raid


A Pakistani official says the head of Al-Qaeda in the country is among four militants killed in a police raid in the eastern province of Punjab.

Punjabi Home Minister Shuja Khanzada named the Al-Qaeda leader only as "Abdali" at a news conference on July 1.

Two more militants were injured in the June 29 raid on a house in the town of Ferozewala and arrested.

A huge cache of weapons -- including AK-47s, rocket launchers, and suicide vests -- was seized in the operation, police said.

Khanzada said the militants had all trained in Afghanistan in an Al-Qaeda camp for five months.

He added that the group was planning an attack on the offices of Pakistan's civilian intelligence agency.

Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and Reuters
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