Al-Qaida has confirmed the death of one of its commander in Pakistan, Badr Mansoor, saying he was killed in an American drone strike last month.

The U.S.-based SITE monitoring service said on Friday that the confirmation came in a video statement released on an Internet forum.

The video says Badr Mansoor was killed on Feb. 9 close to the Afghan border. He was alleged to have run a training camp for militants blamed for attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

CIA drone strikes inside Pakistan are one of the main sticking points in tense relations between Washington and Islamabad. Their frequency has dropped in recent months.