KANDAHAR, March 12, 2014 (Xinhua) -- Afghan soldiers patrol at the site of attack in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 12, 2014. All three militants were killed in an attack on a base of the Afghan intelligence agency in former Taliban stronghold. Image Source: IANS News

New Delhi, Oct 8 : Afghan intelligence on Tuesday 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 Sep. 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.

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