| Updated at: 1148 PST, Thursday, October 13, 2011|
MIRANSHAH: A US drone strike on Thursday killed a logistics commander in the Al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani network and three other suspected militants in North Waziristan, officials said.
The unmanned aircraft fired two missiles at a compound in Dandey Darpakhel village, about seven kilometres (four miles) north of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan tribal district.
"Jamil Haqqani, an important Afghan commander of Haqqani network was the target and was killed," a Pakistani security official told on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to talk to the media.
A Pakistani intelligence official in Miranshah confirmed the killing and said Jamil was in his thirties.
"He was working as a coordinator of the Haqqani network in North Waziristan," the official said.
The official said the three other people killed in the strike were Haqqani's fighters, guarding the commander in the compound.
Jamil is understood to have been responsible for logistics in North Waziristan, where the group's overall leadership is believed to be based.
Officials said he was not a relative of Jalaluddin, the Afghan warlord who founded the Taliban faction, or his son Sirajuddin who now runs the network but that he was "very close to the top commanders including Sirajuddin". (AFP)