Afghan officials say Asim Umar (pictured), leader of Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent, was killed in a raid which also killed 40 civilians last month. (Photo courtesy National Directorate of Security of Afghanistan)

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Radio Free Europe/Radio Free Liberty.

Afghan officials have confirmed that a regional leader of the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization was killed during a joint U.S.-Afghan raid in southern Afghanistan last month.

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