KABUL, Afghanistan (Sep. 3) — A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed a key affiliate of the al-Qaida network during a security operation in Jalalabad district, Nangarhar province, yesterday.
Sabar Lal was an insurgent leader responsible for attacks and financing insurgent operations in the Pech district, Kunar province. He was in contact with several senior al-Qaida members throughout Kunar and Pakistan.
The security force located Sabar Lal at a compound in Jalalabad district after receiving information from local citizens. He emerged from the building with an AK-47 assault rifle and was killed.
Several suspected insurgents were also taken into custody during the security operation.
Coalition security forces have captured or killed more than 40 al-Qaida insurgents in eastern Afghanistan this year.
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