Pakistan: US drones killed 50 militants of al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS)
About 50 militants of al-Qaeda’s Indian branch, including two senior leaders, have been killed in US drone strikes over the past few months, the outfit said on Sunday.
The al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) says a series of drone attacks have killed nearly 50 of its members, including deputy head Ustad Ahmad Farooq and Qari Imran, the group’s central council member and in charge of al-Qaeda in Afghanistan.
They were killed in separate US drone attacks in North Waziristan in January, AQIS spokesperson Usama Mehmood said in an audio message.
Al-Qaeda launched AQIS in September last year under the leadership of Pakistani Maulvi Muhammad Asim, who has studied in Karachi and is the author of several Islamic books.