Senior Afghan militant with suspected IS links "killed in drone attack"




 
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February 9th, 2015  
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Topic: Senior Afghan militant with suspected IS links "killed in drone attack"


By Mohammad Stanekzai LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A missile-firing drone killed at least six in Afghanistan on Monday including a veteran militant believed to have defected to Islamic State (IS) from the Taliban, Afghan officials said. The senior militant, former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mullah Abdul Rauf, was killed in violence-plagued Helmand, officials in the southern province said. Provincial police chief Nabi Jan Mullahkhel said Rauf was traveling in a car when the drone attacked. The United States operates drones over Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan.

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