Thursday, February 25, 2010

Suspect in consulate attack dies in strike

A militant wanted in connection with an attack on a U.S. consulate in Pakistan four years ago was killed in a missile strike in the country's tribal region, a Pakistani intelligence official said Thursday. Qari Mohammad Zafar was among 13 people killed Wednesday in the Dargah Mandi area of North Waziristan. Authorities had wanted Zafar for questioning in connection with the March 2, 2006, bombing near the U.S. Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan,

The attack killed three Pakistanis and U.S. diplomat David Foy. Zafar was suspected of being a key figure involved with this attack. The United States put a $5 million reward on his head. Zafar was pro-Taliban and a member of Lashkar-e Jangvi, a banned Pakistan-based radical Sunni militant group. The group started out going after Shiites in sectarian turf and then is believed to have linked up with al Qaeda.



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