Al-Qaeda operative totaled by NATO
Afghanistan: The senior al-Qaeda leader Abdul Ghani, the number-two insurgent of Afghanistan, was killed by International forces in the country.
Ghani a Saudi citizen, died in an air strike earlier this month in Kunar province, near Pakistan.
He was also known as Abu Hafs al-Najdi and ran training camps and planned attacks on tribal leaders and foreigners, the Nato statement said.
Nato estimates some 100 al-Qaeda members still operate in Afghanistan, reports BBC.
Nato says it has killed more than 25 al-Qaeda leaders and fighters in March. Though this statement has not been confirmed yet.
Abdul Ghani is accused for a number of attacks on dignitaries – including the death of Malik Zarin, a tribal leader in the east who was a close ally of President Karzai. The deceased man is also blamed for attacks on high US officials.
Read it at BBC.