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Drone kills key Al Qaeda commander in Zabul

Drone kills key Al Qaeda commander in Zabul

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May 17, 2016 - 18:07

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A key Al Qaeda commander has been killed in a US drone strike in the Shajoy district of southern Zabul province, the Afghan Special Forces Unit said on Tuesday.

The slain regional Al Qaeda commander, Mullahinfo-icon Mohammad Ali, was involved in several terrorist activities, the Special Forces headquarters in Kabul said in a statement.

It said the killing of Ali would leave a positive impact on security of the area and would help reduce incidents of violence.

The Al Qaeda commander was killed a day a US drone killed a top Daesh or Islamic State commander in eastern Kunar province.

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