Al Qaeda In The Indian Subcontinent Leader Asim Omar Killed Along With Six Others In Joint US-Afghan RaidAQIS leader Asim Omar (Pic Via Twitter)

Afghan intelligence on Tuesday (8 October) confirmed the death of Asim Omar, leader of Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), in a joint US-Afghan raid on a Taliban compound last month.

"NDS can now confirm the death of Asim Omar, leader of Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), in a joint US-Afghan raid on a Taliban compound in Musa Qala district of Helmand province on Sept. 23," Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS) tweeted.

The NDS said that Omar, a Pakistani citizen, was killed along with six other AQIS members, most of them Pakistanis. Among them was Raihan, Omar's courier to Al Qaeda chief Ayman Al Zawahiri.

They had been embedded inside the Taliban compound in the Taliban stronghold of Musa Qala.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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