Key Al-Qaida Leader Killed in Western Afghanistan

Authorities in Afghanistan said Tuesday an intelligence-led security operation had killed a key al-Qaida leader in a western region close to the Iranian border.

The Afghan spy agency, the National Directorate of Security, identified the slain man as Mohammad Hanif, also known as Abdullah, and said he was linked to the terror network’s regional affiliate, al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent, or AQIS.

The NDS said Hanif was a citizen of neighboring Pakistan and accused the insurgent Taliban of giving him “a safe haven and protection” in the Afghan province of Farah, where the raid was carried out.

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Source: VOA