Afghan security forces have killed Abu Muhsin al-Masri, a senior al Qaeda leader who was on the US Federal Bureau of Investigation's Most Wanted Terrorist list, Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a tweet late on Saturday.

Iran Press/Asia: Al-Masri has been charged in the United States with having provided material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization, and conspiracy to kill US nationals.

Al-Masri, believed to be al Qaeda's second-in-command, was killed during a special operation in Ghazni province in eastern Afghanistan, said the NDS, adding that he was the supreme leader of the organization in the Indian subcontinent.

The al Qaeda operative, who also went by the name Husam Abd-al-Ra'uf, was an Egyptian national, according to the FBI.

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