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Report: Haqqani leader killed in airstrike

July 20, 2012 at 5:57 PM   |   Comments

YAKUBI, Afghanistan, July 20 (UPI) -- A Haqqani leader and another insurgent were killed in an airstrike by an Afghan and coalition security force in eastern Afghanistan, military officials said.

The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said Abdul Wali, a leader of the Taliban-linked Haqqani network, was killed and another insurgent injured Thursday in the Sabari district in Khost province, Khaama Press reported.

Abdul Wali led a Haqqani cell that specialized in the production of improvised-explosive devices used in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the region, Khaama Press said. He also reportedly coordinated the shipment and distribution of explosive materials to insurgents in the district.

The airstrike didn't injure civilians or damage civilian property, Khaama Press said.

The ISAF also said an Afghan-led security force, supported by coalition troops, had detained several suspected insurgents in Shah Wali Kot district in Kandahar province.

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