Nato forces have killed al-Qaida’s second-highest ranking leader in Afghanistan in an air strike.
The US-led coalition said the attack that killed Sakhr al-Taifi and another al-Qaida militant took place in eastern Kunar province on Sunday.
Nato said today that al-Taifi, also known as Musthaq and Nasim, frequently travelled between Afghanistan and Pakistan, carrying out commands from senior al-Qaida leaders.
The coalition said al-Taifi was responsible for commanding foreign insurgents in Afghanistan and directing attacks against coalition and Afghan forces. He also supplied weapons and equipment to eastern insurgents and transported fighters into Afghanistan.