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Al-Qaeda member confirmed dead in Pakistan

india Updated: Oct 25, 2006 18:52 IST

A key Al Qaeda member has been confirmed dead in Pakistan, the country's foreign office said on Wednesday.

Muhsin  Musa Matwalli Atwah was killed in North Waziristan during an air strike by Pakistani forces near the border with Afghanistan, according to officials.

Atwah, an Al Qaeda operative wanted by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation in connection with the 1998 US embassy bombings, was killed in April, according to the statement.

Atwah, 42, Egyptian, was indicted in connection with Al Qaeda's suicide bombings of US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

The US announced a reward of $5 million for information leading to his capture.

Atwah alias Abdel Rahman al-Muhajer, had been a member of Al Qaeda since at least 1990 and provided explosives training in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sudan, according to his indictment.

The indictment also charged that Atwah had been part of an Al Qaeda cell operating in Somalia in the early 1990s that provided training to Somali tribesmen who attacked US forces in that country.