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LeT leader killed in Kunar airstrike: ISAF

LeT leader killed in Kunar airstrike: ISAF

Jul 06, 2012 - 12:24

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): A leader of the Pakistaninfo-icon-based Lashkar-i-Taiba (LeT) militant outfit was killed during an airstrike in the eastern province of Kunar, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) 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 NATOinfo-icon-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 Talibaninfo-icon 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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