PESHAWAR: A senior al Qaeda commander was killed in a US drone attack in North Waziristan, tribal sources said on Saturday.
Abu Zaid was killed, along with 10 other people, in the drone strike on a hideout in North Waziristan on Thursday, the sources said.
Zaid had just moved to the hideout a few days ago, they said.
Security officials based in North Waziristan said they were aware of the death of a senior al Qaeda commander but could not confirm his identity or rank.
Zaid replaced Abu Yahya al-Libi as one of al Qaeda’s most powerful figures in June after Libi was killed by a US drone strike.