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2 Senior Al-Qaeda Members Killed In Nangarhar Raid: NDS

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epa03034552 A picture made available on 15 December 2011 shows masked Pakistani Taliban militants during exercises in lawless Pakistan-Afghanistan border area of Laddah in South Wazirsitan tribal agency, Pakistan, 11 December 2011. Reports state that Pakistan is under intense pressure to eliminate sanctuaries of Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters in its tribal region, as militants respond by intensifying attacks on security and government installations across the country.  EPA/SAOOD REHMAN

Two members of Al-Qaeda terrorist group including Abul Bara Al-Kowaiti—most senior member of the group in Afghanistan—have been killed in eastern Nangarhar province, NDS officials reported.

The National Directorate of Security (NDS)—Afghanistan’s intelligence agency—reported Sunday that the militants were killed during a raid in Nazian district.

According to NDS officials, Abul Bara Al-Kowaiti operated in eastern Afghanistan and had very close relationship with the Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Weapons, laptop computers and other documents were also seized during the raid, NDS sources said.

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