America's intelligence agency CIA has killed Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in an airstrike. The house where Zawahiri was killed in the drone attack is said to be that of Sirajuddin Haqqani. The missile, which came from the balcony window, killed Zawahiri in the blink of an eye. American defense experts are describing this occasion as Abbottabad in Pakistan in the year 2011, in that attack America killed Osama bin Laden. But this attack is a little different because drones were used in this attack.
Al-Qaeda chief al-Zawahiri was in Kabul to meet his family. Joe Biden said that the al Qaeda chief was killed using two Hellfire missiles. Drone strike was done on July 31 at 9:48 pm. At the time when the drone strike was carried out in Kabul, no US military personnel were present there.
Senior Taliban leaders knew about Zawahiri's stay in Kabul. The US also did not alert Taliban officials before this air strike. A US official said there was no harm to Zawahiri's family, her daughter and her children were not hurt.
The house in which Zawahiri was staying is in Sherpur, Kabul and had 17 rooms. This four-storey building also has a basement and it is being described as a Pakistani style bungalow. There are many rooms in this palace which can be used as bedrooms and workspaces. According to US officials, this year the CIS got information about Zawahiri's location.