NATO kills senior al-Qaida leader in Afghanistan

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

NATO says its forces have killed al-Qaida's second-highest ranking leader in Afghanistan in an airstrike.

The U.S.-led coalition says the attack that killed Sakhr al-Taifi and another al-Qaida militant took place Sunday in eastern Kunar province.

NATO said Tuesday that al-Taifi, also known as Musthaq and Nasim, frequently traveled between Afghanistan and Pakistan, carrying out commands from senior al-Qaida leadership.

The coalition said al-Taifi was responsible for commanding foreign insurgents in Afghanistan and directing attacks against coalition and Afghan forces. He also supplied weapons and equipment to eastern insurgents and transported fighters into Afghanistan.

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