U.S.-led troops killed four al Qaeda suspects in Afghanistan’s southeastern province of Khost on Saturday after the militants ambushed and killed a senior Afghan intelligence officer, officials said. The incident occurred to the west of the town of Khost where six al Qaeda fighters attacked the car of Hayatullah, a top official in the town’s intelligence network, they said. Two of Hayatullah’s colleagues were wounded. “At the time of the attack, American patrol forces happened to arrive in the area and they killed four al Qaeda attackers while the other two managed to escape,” Khost’s police chief, Saboor Allahyar, told Reuters by telephone. “Two of the four killed are thought to be Arabs and the other pair are Afghans.” Full Story
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