India-born al Qaeda chief of subcontinent killed in US-Afghan raid: Report

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri had announced the formation of the AQIS to take the fight to India, Myanmar and Bangladesh in a video message in September 2014

Current Affairs:India-conceived Asim Umar, the head of the Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), has been killed during a joint US-Afghan strike on a Taliban fort in Afghanistan’s Helmand territory, Afghan authorities said on Tuesday.

Al-Qaeda pioneer Ayman al-Zawahiri had reported the development of the AQIS to take the battle to India, Myanmar and Bangladesh in a video message in September 2014.

Umar, who drove the AQIS from its arrangement in 2014, was slaughtered during a joint US-Afghan assault on a Taliban compound in Musa Qala region of Helmand territory on September 23, Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security said.

It said Omar was murdered alongside six different AQIS individuals, a large portion of them Pakistani. Among them was Raihan, Umar’s messenger to Al-Zawahiri.

“They had been implanted inside the Taliban compound in the Taliban fortress of Musa Qala,” the NDS said in an announcement.

Umar, who was in mid 40s, was assigned as a “worldwide fear based oppressor” by the US which put the AQIS on the rundown of “remote psychological militant association” in 2016.

He was previous individual from US assigned Foreign Terrorist Organization Harakat ul-Mujahidin – a Pakistan-based psychological militant gathering with branches over the Indian subcontinent.

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