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Indian Subcontinent Al Qaeda leader killed in raid

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New Delhi - A joint US-Afghan raid on a Taleban compound.



By IANS

Published: Wed 9 Oct 2019, 8:11 AM

Last updated: Wed 9 Oct 2019, 10:16 AM

Afghan intelligence on Tuesday confirmed the death of Asim Omar, leader of Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), in a joint US-Afghan raid on a Taleban compound last month.

"NDS can now confirm the death of Asim Omar, leader of Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), in a joint US-Afghan raid on a Taleban compound in Musa Qala district of Helmand province on Sep. 23," Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS) tweeted.

The NDS said that Omar, a Pakistani citizen, was killed along with six other AQIS members, most of them allegedly Pakistanis. Among them was Raihan, Omar's courier to Al Qaeda chief Ayman Al Zawahiri.

They had been embedded inside the Taleban compound in the Taleban stronghold of Musa Qala.


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