Kabul, Apr. 26 (ANI): The US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday that they had killed the second most wanted insurgent in the country.
Abu Hafs al-Najdi, also known as Abdul Ghani, was killed in an air strike in Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan, on April 13, the ISAF statement said, adding that he was responsible for coordinating "numerous high-profile attacks" and that they had been hunting him for four years.
ISAF spokesman Major Michael Johnson said al-Najdi was a Saudi Arabian and was among the 85 most wanted individuals by the government in Riyadh.
The Dawn quoted him as saying that al-Najdi operated primarily from Kunar, which borders Pakistan and is the scene of some of the country's heaviest fighting. He travelled frequently between Afghanistan and Pakistan, where networks have rear bases.
The ISAF has also denied that Al Qaeda is making its presence felt again in eastern Afghanistan. (ANI)
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