Hangu (Web Desk): A commander of the Haqqani network has been killed in a drone strike in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Hangu district.

According to officials, Haqqani network leader Abubakar and his partner were killed when a drone fired two missiles at his house in Speen Tal area of Hangu on Monday night.

The drone strike "completely destroyed" the suspected militant's house, security sources said.

However, there was no immediate confirmation of the drone strike from government officials.