In a statement, it said he was head of al Qaeda 'suicide and explosives operations' and was linked to plots to attack US targets. Sudani directed attacks against US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan as well as against Afghan and Pakistani forces, Pentagon added.
The strike in Paktika was the latest in a series of US counter-terrorism strikes in Afghanistan in recent weeks and also killed two other militants, the military told reporters travelling with Defense Secretary Ash Carter in Erbil, Iraq.

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