Highly wanted militant Qari Yaseen, responsible for terrorists attacks on GHQ, a former president of Pakistan and the Sri Lankan cricket team, was killed in a US drone strike in Barmal District of Paktika Province in Afghanistan, sources informed on Monday.
Three of Yaseen’s accomplices were also killed in the drone strike, the sources added.
Yaseen was affiliated with several terrorist organisations and had assisted militant outfits Jundallah and Al-Qaeda in several attacks.
He was wanted by the Federal Investigation Agency for attacks on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore in 2009, GHQ Rawalpindi, ISI Lahore Office, Marriott Hotel and bomb blast at Data Darbar Lahore, among many other terrorist attacks.
Yaseen was also behind attacks on Pakistan Army colonel and Punjab Home Minister Shuja Khanzada and former president Pervez Musharraf.
Yaseen, who belonged to Lodhran district of Punjab, was said to be an expert in IEDs and bombs.
He along with his three accomplices were killed in a drone strike targeting his vehicle on Sunday evening, according to sources. —INP