Remember that predator missile strike last month that killed a certain “Arab doctor”?
Well at the time we thought there was a good possibility it was Al Qaeda #2 Ayman Al-Zawahiri. Turns out we were wrong.
Karachi-based Dr. Arshad Waheed, who was running a clinic in Wana, was identified as one of the victims of an alleged US missile attack on a house sheltering militants in Wana on March 16.
Dr Arshad Waheed, a kidney specialist of the Jinnah Hospital, had shifted to Wana with his family, following his acquittal by court of law on charges of attack on the convoy of the Karachi corps commander and a Rangers van and harbouring and training al-Qaeda and Jundullah activists, providing them funds and medical treatment, sources said.
When contacted, the sister-in-law of Dr. Arshad, who is residing in Karachi, said she had received the information regarding his death in a US attack. She added that his family, however, was safe. Sources said Dr. Arshad was living in Wana, providing medical treatment to the people affected in the ongoing battle between the security forces and the militants there.