Pakistan's army kills al Qaeda commander who grew up in U.S.

Adnan El Shukrijumah was once indicted in the United States for his alleged role in a terror plot to attack targets.

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  • Adnan G. El Shukrijumah grew up in the United States
  • He was once indicted by New York authorities as the mastermind of a terror plot
  • He was killed in a raid in South Waziristan on Saturday
  • Rewards for Justice program offered $5 million for information leading to capture
Pakistan's army said it killed an al Qaeda operative who grew up in the United States and was on the FBI's list of most wanted terrorists.
Adnan G. El Shukrijumah, 39, was once indicted for his alleged role in a terror plot to attack targets there and in the UK.
He was killed in a raid in South Waziristan on Saturday, Pakistani army spokesman Asim Bajwal said on Twitter.
Shukrijumah, a senior commander, is thought to have served as one of the leaders of al Qaeda's external operations program, according to the FBI, hatching plots to attack the West.
He was indicted by New York authorities in 2010 over an alleged plot to have two men blow themselves up in the city's subway system.