What: The US on Tuesday announced that Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in a CIA drone strike by the CIA. This is being seen as one of the biggest shock to the terrorist group after its leader Osama Bin Laden was killed in 2011.
Who: Zawahiri, an Egyptian surgeon who had a $25 million bounty on his head. He was the person who helped coordinate the 9/11 attacks in the US, which claimed thousands of lives.
Background: The US officials stated that the drone strikes were carried out on Sunday in the capital city of Afghanistan, Kabul.