US airstrike kills Al Qaeda’s top ‘suicide and explosive op commander’

New York, July 24 (ANI): A top Al Qaeda commander has reportedly been killed in a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan, a military statement said.

Abu Kahlil al Sudani, head of Al Qaeda’s suicide and explosive operations, was killed in an attack in Paktika, a south-eastern Afghan province that borders Pakistan, on July 11, a U.S. statement said, reported the CNN.

Al Sudani had been directly linked to plans for external attacks against the U.S.

Defence Secretary Ashton Carter remarked that the operation underscored the work done by U.S. forces in Afghanistan each day ‘to take the fight to Al Qaeda,’ adding that they will continue to counter violent extremism in the region and around the world. (ANI)

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