A combined Afghan-international security force killed a key al Qaeda leader and several other enemy fighters in a fierce gun battle in Afghanistan’s Paktia province, May 25, military officials reported.
The al Qaeda leader was the target in the operation, officials said.
The combined force went to a compound in a rural area in the Zormat district after intelligence information verified militant activity. As the assault force approached the compound, it came under heavy fire and killed several attackers with return fire.
Armed men ran from the compound and fired upon pursuing members of the combined force, who returned fire and killed them.
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