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NATO confirms senior al-Qaida commander killed in air strike

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - NATO says it has confirmed that a senior al-Qaida commander who led attacks along the Pakistan border has been killed in an air strike over the weekend in eastern Afghanistan.

NATO says the strike killed Abdallah Umar al-Qurayshi and several other militants in an area near Pakistan's border.

NATO also says a service member has been killed in an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan in a fight with insurgents.

Security officials say Pakistan is investigating reports a CIA missile strike killed another senior al-Qaida commander as he traveled in a tribal region near the Afghan border.


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