NEWS AL QAEDA KILL
KABUL: The chief of Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent, Asim Omar, was killed in a joint raid by US and Afghanistan forces on a Taliban compound in the Musa Qala district of Helmand province on September 23. India-born Omar was holding the post since its formation in 2014.
The US-Afghan joint raid was held in the intervening night of September 22 and 23. The US provided air support for the operation. Afghan authorities said they would investigate complaints from inhabitants of the region that 40 civilians, including children, were killed in the air strike during the operation. The report comes as a big relief to India, besides Afghanistan. IHN=NN