Smoke rises from US drone strike that killed al Qaeda's Zawahiri.

Footage taken on Sunday (July 31) showed smoke rising from a building in Kabul’s Sherpur district, where a U.S. strike was said to have killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Zawahiri, 71, was killed in a U.S. drone strike, U.S. President Joe Biden said on live television on Monday (August 1) evening. U.S. officials said the attack took place on Sunday (July 31).

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed that a strike took place and strongly condemned it, calling it a violation of "international principles."

For years Zawahiri was believed to be hiding along the forbidding border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The Sun newspaper brings you the latest breaking news videos and explainers from the UK and around the world

Become a Sun Subscriber and hit the bell to be the first to know

Read The Sun: www.thesun.co.uk
Like The Sun on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thesun/
Follow The Sun on Twitter: twitter.com/TheSun
Subscribe to The Sun on Snapchat: www.snapchat.com/discover/The_Sun/1633225139

Watch video on channel "The Sun"
Terrifying moment enormous explosion rips through shopping centre, sending plumes of smoke into air.

Terrifying moment enormous explosion rips through shopping centre, sending plumes of smoke into air.

SHOCKING footage shows the horrifying moment two blasts ripped through a shopping centre - leaving at least one person dead and 45 in hospital. Huge plumes of smoke could be seen billowing from the building in Armenia's capital before it again exp...

1 32

Man accused of stabbing Sir Salman Rushdie pleads not guilty.

Man accused of stabbing Sir Salman Rushdie pleads not guilty.

SALMAN RUSHDIE was allegedly stabbed 10 times as he spoke at the Chautauqua Institution, prosecutors said at the suspect's arraignment. Hadi Matar, 24, of New Jersey has been charged with attempted murder and assault. According to the New York Tim...

1 23

'Terrorist' gunman opens fire on bus in Jerusalem, Israel.

'Terrorist' gunman opens fire on bus in Jerusalem, Israel.

A GUNMAN opened fire at a bus carrying Jewish worshippers in Jerusalem - injuring at least seven people. Two victims are in a critical condition following the horror attack in the Old City, including a pregnant woman with abdominal injuries. The s...

Watch as Salman Rushdie knifeman tackled by brave audience members moments after stabbing author.

Watch as Salman Rushdie knifeman tackled by brave audience members moments after stabbing author.

DRAMATIC footage shows the moment hero audience members tackled a knifeman after he stabbed Salman Rushdie as screams echoed around the venue. The author, 75, suffered horror injuries as he was knifed up to 15 times in front of a horrified crowd a...

Russian forces assault Ukraine's military targets as battles intensify in southern Ukraine.

Russian forces assault Ukraine's military targets as battles intensify in southern Ukraine.

Russian forces have continued to attack multiple Ukrainian military targets, according to the Russian Defense Ministry as Ukraine said that battles have intensified in the southern part of the country. According to Russian Defense Minister Sergei ...