The Afghan National Security Agency issued a statement on the night of the 24th, stating that Abu Muhsin Masri, a senior leader of the “Al-Qaida” organization, was killed by Afghan security forces.
The Afghan National Security Agency issued a statement on social media that night, saying that Afghan security forces killed Masri during a military operation carried out in Ghazni Province, eastern Azerbaijan. The statement did not disclose more details.
Masri is an Egyptian and is believed to be the number two figure in Al Qaeda. He was accused by the United States of providing material support to foreign terrorist organizations and conspiring to kill American citizens. The US government issued a wanted order for him in December 2018.
US Secretary of State Pompeo once disclosed that there are currently less than 200 al-Qaeda militants active in Afghanistan.
On the day the National Security Agency announced the killing of Masri, there were two consecutive roadside bomb attacks in Ghazni Province, killing 9 civilians and injuring 2 policemen.