LeT leader killed in Kunar airstrike: ISAF
KABUL (PAN): A leader of the Pakistan-based Lashkar-i-Taiba (LeT) militant outfit was killed during an airstrike in the eastern province of Kunar, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) confirmed on Friday.
Ammar, who managed a network of insurgents and directed attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the province, was killed during the June 29 air raid in Watapur district, the NATO-led force said.
LeT leader Khetab Shafiq and several other armed militants were also killed in the precision strike that harmed no civilians, a statement from ISAF said.
An Afghan-coalition force detained multiple suspected fighters as a result of an operation in search of a Taliban improvised explosive device expert in the Ghorak district of Kandahar province.
Several suspected rebels were detained and multiple grenades seized during a joint operation in the Terzai district of Khost. The force was searching for a Haqqani leader blamed for planning and coordinating attacks against the government officials.
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