CIA-operated drone strike on a suspected militant hideout last weekend killed one of FBI's most-wanted terrorists who had been involved in 1986 hijacking of an U.S. airline, a senior Pakistani offical said.Read the story behind Pan Am 73, and Pakistans role in releasing this bastage:
Jamal Saeed Abdul Rahim, a Jordanian of Palestinian origin who had a bounty of $5 million on his head, was killed in the strike in North Waziristan on Sunday, along with another Jordanian who was identified as Mahmoud Zaydan, the official said.
Mr. Rahim was released from a Pakistani prison a few years ago after a conviction for his role in the Sept. 5, 1986, hijacking of Pan American World Airways Flight 73, in which the hijackers demanded 1,500 prisoners in Cyprus and Israel be released. Twenty people, including two Americans, were killed during the hijacking.
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