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US, Afghan forces kill Sri Lanka cricket team attack leader | The Washington Post

US, Afghan forces kill Sri Lanka cricket team attack leader | The Washington Post

A Pakistani militant linked to a number of high-profile attacks was killed in a joint Afghan-U.S. special forces operation in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan police officials and Taliban commanders said Sunday.

Qari Ajmal, allegedly responsible for several militant attacks in Pakistan, was killed in Afghanistan’s Paktika province, three Taliban commanders said. The operation started at midnight and lasted until early Saturday morning, they said. All three spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution.

Source: US, Afghan forces kill Sri Lanka cricket team attack leader – The Washington Post