Al-Qaeda’s Ayman al-Zawahiri killed in US drone strike

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has been killed in a CIA drone strike in Afghanistan, United States President Joe Biden has said.

Al-Zawahiri was killed on Sunday in the biggest blow to Al-Qaeda since its founder Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011.

“Justice has been delivered and this terrorist leader is no more,” Biden said in a special televised address from outside the White House.

No members of the family or civilians had been killed in the attack, Biden said.

The Taliban confirmed the attack in Kabul, and condemned it as a “violation of international principles.”