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Top militant Umar Khalifa killed in US air strike in Afghanistan: Pentagon

world Updated: Jul 14, 2016 00:57 IST

The Pentagon announced on Wednesday that militant Umar Khalifa, a leader of the Tariq Gidar Group, was killed in a US air strike in Afghanistan.(Shutterstock)

Top militant Umar Khalifa, a leader of the Tariq Gidar Group, was killed along with four other fighters in a US air strike in Afghanistan targeting members of the Islamic State-Khorasan Province, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

Pentagon spokesperson Peter Cook said Khalifa had orchestrated several operations in Pakistan, including the January 2016 attack on Bacha Khan University and a December 2014 school attack in Peshawar that killed more than 130 children.

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