Afghan and NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) have killed two al-Qaida operatives including a senior al-Qaida leader during a joint operation in Afghanistan, the alliance said in a statement on Tuesday. "Afghan and coalition forces confirmed that a security operation conducted Sunday resulted in the deaths of Sakhr al- Taifi, a Saudi al-Qaida leader, and one additional al-Qaida terrorist in Watahpur district, Kunar province," the statement added. According to the statement, Sakhr al-Taifi, also known as Musthaq and Nasim, was al-Qaida's second highest leader in Afghanistan, responsible for commanding foreign insurgents, in addition to directing attacks against coalition and Afghan forces. Sakhr al-Taifi, the statement added had frequently traveled between Afghanistan and Pakistan, carrying out commands from senior al-Qaida leadership and supplied weapons and equipment to eastern insurgents and managed the illegal transport of insurgent fighters into Afghanistan, the statement further said. Without giving more details, the statement noted, "no civilian property was damaged and no civilians were harmed".