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Leader of AL-Qaeda: “murder by a drone”?

Pakistani security officials gather outside the devastated Marriott Hotel in Islamabad on September 21, 2008, following an overnight suicide bomb attack. The Pentagon announced yesterday that a recent airstrike had killed Qari Yasin, who was linked to the bombing

The drone attack on Qari Yasin, “a well-known terrorist leader” with ties to the Pakistan Taliban, took place on March 19 in Paktika province, the Pentagon said in a statement.
“The death of Qari Yasin is evidence that terrorists who defame Islam and deliberately target innocent people will not escape justice,” US defense secretary Jim Mattis said in the statement.
It was said that Yasin was responsible for the “multiple terror attacks”, including the 2008 suicide truck bombing on the Marriott hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan which killed dozens of people.
On Sunday, Pakistani security sources and Islamist militants said that a US drone air strike in Afghanistan had been killed. Yasin, also known as Ustad Aslam.
The attack on the bus led to Pakistan’s exclusion from the role of hosting major international tours. At least 10 gunmen fired on the bus with rifles, grenades and rockets ..
Also among those injured was Paul Farbrace, the current England assistant coach who was then Sri Lanka’s assistant coach.
Since then, Pakistan has been forced to play most of its “home” games in the United Arab Emirates.
Qari Yasin is believed to be responsible for the 2008 marriott atrocity and the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team bus An al-Qaida leader believed to be responsible for the 2008 Sri Lanka’s Cricket team in 2009 has been killed by a US air strike, the Pentagon claims. The drone attack on Qari Yasin, “a well-known terrorist leader” with ties to the Pakistan Taliban, took place on March 19 in Paktika province, the Pentagon said …

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