On August 2, the US had killed one of the world’s most wanted terrorists, Al Qaeda Chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, who masterminded the 9/11 attacks, in a drone strike in the Afghan capital of Kabul.
New Delhi: Top Afgan Taliban leader Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani was reportedly killed in a blast in Kabul on Thursday. Head of intelligence for the district in the Afghan capital Abdul Rahman has reportedly confirmed killing of Haqqani in an attack which took place in the Capital city.
As per the reports, the attack was taken place in a religious seminary in the Kabul, when a man, who had previously lost his leg, had detonated explosives hidden in a plastic artificial leg. Meanwhile, Afghanistan authorities have yet to ascertain who are behind the blast which killed top Taliban leader.
On August 2 , the US had killed one of the world’s most wanted terrorists, Al Qaeda Chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, who masterminded the 9/11 attacks, in a drone strike in the Afghan capital of Kabul.
Addressing the nation, President Joe Biden had said that he hopes the death of Zawahiri brings “closure” to the families of the 3,000 people who died in the 9/11 attacks.
Zawahiri was wanted for 20 years since the 9/11 attacks. He had taken over Al-Qaeda after Osama bin Laden was killed by US Special Forces in Pakistan in 2011. Zawahiri had a $25 million US bounty on his head.
The operation, conducted over the weekend, had not seen any civilian casualty, Biden said. In a tweet, the US President had said, “The United States continues to demonstrate our resolve and our capacity to defend the American people against those who seek to do us harm. Tonight we made clear: No matter how long it takes. No matter where you try to hide. We will find you.”
He had also said, “Justice has been delivered, and this terrorist leader is no more.” Sources said, President Biden had given the go-ahead for the attack. According to officials close to the operation, Zawahiri was in the balcony of his Kabul residence when he was attacked by two Hellfire missiles on July 31.