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Chief of Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent killed

Kabul: Pakistani national and chief of al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), Asim Umar, was killed in a joint operation by the US and Afghan forces in the Helmand province, country’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) said on Tuesday.

He was killed in the Musa Qala district of Helmand province.

The NDS Afghanistan tweeted, “#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 Taliban compound in Musa Qala district of Helmand province on Sep. 23.”

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