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South Asia region Al-Qaeda chief killed in Afghanistan: officials

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Tue, 2019-10-08 12:48

KABUL: The leader of Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) was killed in a joint US-Afghan operation last month, Afghan officials confirmed Tuesday.
Asim Umar, a Pakistani citizen, “was #killed along with six other AQIS members, most of them Pakistani,” in southern Helmand province, the National Directorate of Security said on Twitter, adding that Umar had been “embedded” in a Taliban compound.

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