in Pakistan say they believe an al-Qaida weapons expert was the target of a
suspected U.S. missile strike near the Afghan border.
The officials say an Egyptian militant known as Abu Khabab al-Masri may have
been one of six people killed in the missile strike (Monday).
Al-Masri had a five-million-dollar bounty on his head.
Officials say the missiles hit a house next to a religious school (near the
village of Azam Warsak) in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal region. They
say three of the six killed were foreign militants. At least three others were
People in the area reported hearing the sound of jets or drones before the
NATO and U.S.-led coalition forces in Afghanistan denied carrying out the
attack. The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is also known to operate drones in