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Report: Drone Strike Kills Another Top Al-Qaeda Leader in Pakistan

Reports citing unnamed U.S. officials say Al-Qaeda's chief of operations in Pakistan, Abu Hafs al-Shahri, was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan's tribal area.

One of the officials, speaking under condition of anonymity, said "Abu Hafs' death removes a key threat inside Pakistan where he collaborated closely with Tehrik-e Taliban (the main Pakistani Taliban group) to conduct coordinated attacks."

The date and place of the strike that killed Abu Hafs, described as a Saudi national, was not given.

The reported killing of Abu Hafs comes after Al-Qaeda's number two Atiyah abd al-Rahman was killed in August.

compiled from agency reports

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