Senior al-Qaida leader in Afghanistan killed

April 26, 2011 12:08

KABUL - NATO-led forces in Afghanistan said on Tuesday they had killed a senior al-Qaida leader and the second most wanted insurgent in the country in an airstrike in eastern Kunar province, bordering Pakistan, ending a near four-year manhunt.

Abu Hafs al-Najdi, also known as Abdul Ghani, a Saudi Arabian, was killed 12 days ago in Dangam district, on April 13, as he met other senior insurgents and al-Qaida members, an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) statement said.

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