PESHAWAR: An al Qaeda-linked militant who has called for attacks on China has been killed in a US missile strike in Pakistan, Pakistani intelligence and Taliban officials said on Monday.
Abdul Haq al-Turkistani, leader of a group called the Turkistani Islamic Party (TIP), was killed in an attack by a US drone aircraft in the North Waziristan region on the Afghan border on February 15, they said.
"Abdul Haq al-Turkistani was among three militants killed," said a Pakistani intelligence agency official who declined to be identified.
A Taliban militant official also said al-Turkistani had been killed in the US missile strike.
Last year, al-Turkistani appeared in a video on an Islamist website calling for Chinese people to be attacked at home and abroad.