Pakistan’s Al Qaeda Leader Dead

Two of the FBI’s most wanted terrorists, Usama al-Kini, chief of Al Qaeda operations in Pakistan, and his lieutenant Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan, have been killed in the tribal lands of South Waziristan in Pakistan on the Afghan border. Both were indicted for the 1998 bombings of American embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. They were also believed to be behind the suicide bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad last September which killed 55 and a failed attempt to assassinate Pakistani premier Benazir Bhutto, who later died at the hands of a terrorist bomber. Although American military sources declined to say exactly when and how the two top Al Qaeda killers were killed, it is believed a drone aircraft killed them on New Year’s Day.