Afghan forces kill top Al-Qaeda figure, ex-leader of Pakistani militants
The Afghan security forces have killed a top figure of the Al-Qaeda terrorist network who was leading the Pakistani militants during the Taliban regime, Khaama Press reported.
The Afghan intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), said the Al-Qaeda leader Saifullah Akhtar was killed during a special raid of the NDS Special Forces in Nawa district.
NDS further added that the operation was conducted on 9thJanuary leading to the death of Akhtar.
According to NDS, Akhtar had deployed around 30,000 militants from different countries, including Central Asian states to fight in Afghanistan.