Key al-Qaeda operative killed by Afghan forces in Ghazni province

New Delhi (NVI): Abu Muhsen Almisry, a key al-Qaeda leader for Indian sub-continent, has been killed by Afghan security forces during a special operation in Ghazni province, reports Khaama Press.

“As a result of NDS special force unit operation in Ghazni province an al-Qaida key member for Indian sub continent, Abu Muhsen Almisry were killed,” Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) tweeted.

The Afghan security forces killed the senior al-Qaeda commander assigned for the Indian subcontinent, during a special operation in Ghazni province last night, Khaama Press reported.

He is reportedly one of the most wanted individuals on the list of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

According to reports in international media, Almisry has been charged in the US with having provided material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organisation, and conspiracy to kill US nationals.

Last month, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had said that fewer than 200 al Qaeda operatives remain in Afghanistan.

Al-Qaeda have not yet commented over the killing of their key operative.

Almisry’s killing takes place amid the ongoing intra-Afghan peace process that began in Doha last month. Despite the talks, fighting between Taliban and Afghan government forces has continued in recent weeks.