Lashkargah (BNA) Eleven al-Qaeda members were killed in an airstrike in Helmand that was said to be teaching terrorist attacks to Taliban insurgents.
The attack reportedly took place last night when al-Qaeda members were teaching Taliban members how to mines and use night vision cameras and sniper rifles.
The airstrike also killed two key members of the Taliban.
Senior Maiwand Corps official in the southwest of the country confirmed, an air strike on a joint al-Qaeda-Taliban stronghold in Helmand.
He said al-Qaeda members in a hideout on the outskirts of the Nawa district market were teaching the Taliban how to use mine and sniper rifles, which were targeted by security troops.
Eleven al-Qaeda members and two key Taliban insurgents were killed in the airstrike, a senior Maiwand Corps official said.
The identities of the killed al-Qaeda members in the airstrike have not been released, but some are said to be foreign nationals.
Mullah Massoud Ahmad, known as the senior commander of the Taliban, who is said to have been responsible for liaising with foreign terrorists and facilitating terrorist attacks in parts of the south, was killed along with al-Qaeda members.
In this attack, the common hideout of al-Qaeda and Taliban members with all its military equipment was destroyed.