Top Al-Qaeda operative believed killed in Pak

Egyptian-born explosives expert Abdul Al-Muhajir, who was the target of the Wednesday night raid, might be dead, officials said.

india Updated: Apr 13, 2006 15:59 IST

A top Al-Qaeda operative indicted over the US embassy bombings in Africa was the target of a Pakistani military strike and is believed to have been killed, a security official said on Thursday.

Egyptian-born explosives expert Abdul Rahman Al-Muhajir was the target of the Wednesday night raid and was believed dead, the senior official said.

Al-Muhajir is one of many aliases of Muhsin Musa Matwalli Atwah, who carries a five million dollar bounty on his head and was indicted for the 1998 attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

"Al-Muhajir was the target of the raid," the official said, adding that he was believed to be among 11 militants killed in the strike.

First Published: Apr 13, 2006 15:59 IST