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.

The FBI had placed a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture.