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Senior al-Qaeda leader killed in Pak

As per a security official, Abu Saeed al-Masri has been killed in recent clashes with Pak forces in a Pak region near the Afghan border.

world Updated: Aug 12, 2008 12:17 IST

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Senior Al Qaeda commander Abu Saeed al-Masri has been killed in recent clashes with Pakistani forces in a Pakistani region near the Afghan border, a security official said on Tuesday.

"He was believed to be among the top leadership of al Qaeda," the senior security official said on condition of anonymity.

Al-Masri, which means Egyptian, was the senior most al Qaeda operative to have been killed in Pakistan's tribal belt since the death of his compatriot, Abu Khabab al-Masri, an Qaeda chemical and biological weapons expert, last month.