Senior al-Qaeda leader Abu Muhsin al-Masri killed in Afghanistan

Afghan forces have killed a top al-Qaeda militant wanted by the United States, as the government on Sunday accused the Taliban of still keeping close ties with the Islamist militant group.Abu Muhsin al-Masri, an Egyptian national believed to be the group’s number-two in the Indian sub-continent, was targeted in eastern Ghazni province, Afghanistan’s intelligence agency said in a statement.The National Directorate of Security did not provide further details about the operation or when it was carried out.Masri’s killing was an indication of the relationship between the Taliban and al-Qaeda, Afgh…

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