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Pakistani militant leader killed in Afghan drone strike

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Kabul, July 24 (IANS) A Pakistani militant leader was reportedly killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday.

Mangal Bagh, who heads “Lashkar-e-Islam” group in Pakistan’s Khyber region, was wanted for his involvement in attacks on security forces and tribal elders, Xinhua news agency reported.

The government had also announced a bounty amounting to Pakistani Rupees 20 million ($190,800) for him.

Bagh had fled to neighbouring Afghanistan and had been operating from there, according to security officials.

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