Skip to comments.Pakistan - Wanted Al Qaeda militant killed (Abu Marwan al-Suri)
Posted on 04/20/2006 10:49:30 PM PDT by HAL9000
KHAR, April 20: A suspected Al Qaeda militant and a security official were killed in a shootout near here in the Bajaur tribal region on Thursday, a security official said.
He identified the militant by his alias of Abu Marwan, a Saudi national, known for expertise in explosives.
The official said that Abu Marwan was wanted by the US and he was one of the targets of a US air raid at Damadola village in Bajaur on January 18.
Abu Marwans real name, however, could not be ascertained. His body was taken to Peshawar for a DNA test.
Sources said that the administration in Bajaur had been tipped off by an intelligence agency about the movement of an Al Qaeda suspect. The authorities deployed Bajaur Levy personnel on a road leading to Khar.
The Levy personnel stopped a passenger coach and asked a suspect to disembark. The suspect pushed a Levy guard and tried to escape.
According to one version, the suspect pulled a gun and opened fire, killing Hawaldar Salim Khan on the spot and injuring two other Levy soldiers. The soldiers retaliated and shot Abu Marwan dead.
A second version said that the suspect opened fire at the guards who had chased and eventually got him.
Al-Qaeda Pakistan chief 'shot dead'
By Farhan Bokhari
Pakistani security forces yesterday shot dead a militant whom officials named as an al-Qaeda member wanted by the US and previously thought to have been killed months ago in a US air strike.
Officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, named the dead man as Abu Marwan al-Suri, the head of al-Qaeda's operations in Pakistan's Waziristan tribal region. Mr Suri had previously been reported killed along with a handful of al-Qaeda operatives in the air strike in January.
The man was killed in Khar, the main town in the Bajaur tribal region where the Pakistani army has deployed in recent days to help an offensive by US and Afghan troops against militants on the other side of the border. At least seven Pakistani military troops were killed and more than 20 injured yesterday when militants ambushed a convoy near Miranshah, a border town in north Waziristan, a remote north-western tribal region.Farhan Bokhari, Islamabad
ALRIGHT rack itt they kill him MANN rack AP wire for scoring that
Didn't he get killed last season on "24"? :D
he is also a "Mummy" and keeps coming back