(MENAFN- Khaama Press) Mohammad Hanif Alias Abdullah, a leader of Al-Qaeda for the Indian sub-continent was killed in a special operation by the National Directorate of Security (NDS).
According to the released statement, the militant leader was killed in the Bakwa district of Farah province.
Hanif was a Pakistani national and a very close aide to Asim Omer, He was reportedly given shelter and protection by the Taliban.
The statement noted, Hanif had also remained a deputy to so-called Amir AQIS for a period of time, he had a membership of the Taliban group after 2010 Hanif joined the Al-Qaeda network.
He had entered Helmand province with the direct support of the Taliban, furthermore, he was moved with the ‘group's cooperation to Farah province', the statement reads.
As he had close ties with the Taliban, it is reported that he trained and assisted the Taliban militants in creating explosives, car bombs, and IEDs.
Two female Pakistani nationals were also detained during the operation.
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