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    UPDATE al-Qaida leader killed after attack on Afghan police station

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    08.16.2010

    Courtesy Story

    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL- The International Security Assistance Force confirmed the death of Abu Baqir, a dual-hatted Taliban sub-commander and al-Qaida group leader, after a coalition force air weapons team engaged his truck in Kunduz province Sunday.

    He was one of two insurgents killed in the strike, which occurred after the air weapons team witnessed the insurgents attacking an Aliabad police station.

    The air weapons team tracked the insurgents from the police station and when they determined no civilians were in the area, they engaged the truck. The air weapons team killed two insurgents including Baqir, who was reportedly housing four potential suicide bombers for upcoming attacks on the city of Kunduz.

    The strike also wounded other insurgents. A follow-on security force detained two of them at the hospital.

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    Date Taken: 08.16.2010
    Date Posted: 08.16.2010 04:17
    Story ID: 54636
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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