A leading al Qaeda member in Afghanistan, Abu Laith al-Libi, has been killed, a website often used by the group and other Islamists said on Thursday.
A banner on the Ekhlaas.Org site said Libi had fallen as a martyr, without giving further details.
It was not immediately clear if Libi's death was linked to a suspected US missile strike that killed up to 13 foreign militants in Pakistan's North Waziristan region this week. The attack had targeted second or third tier al-Qaeda leaders, according to residents in the tribal area. (Reuters)