Pakistan's military said Wednesday that new fencing and guard posts along the border with Afghanistan would help prevent militant attacks in both countries, but the stepped-up fortifications have angered Kabul, which does not recognize the frontier as an global border.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack.
"Chief of our Jamaat-ul-Ahrar Omar Khalid Khorasani, who sustained serious injuries in a recent United States drone strike in Afghanistan's Paktia province, succumbed to his injuries Wednesday evening", spokesman Asad Mansoor told AFP news agency by telephone.
"India strongly condemns the barbaric attack today at the Afghan National Army base in Kandahar province". Security officials said on Thursday over 80 people were killed, of which at least 60 were security force members.
The attack which took place on Thursday commenced with two suicide auto bombings followed by gunmen assault which led to a firefight that lasted hours.
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The attacks included assaults on a military hospital in Kabul in March which may have killed up to 100 people, and on a base in Mazar-i-Sharif in April which left 144 people dead.
Nine other militants were killed alongside him in the drone strike, the group's spokesman said.
Dawlat Waziri, a Defense Ministry spokesman, said just two soldiers remained unharmed on the base, while six were missing.
The Western-backed government in Kabul is struggling to beat back insurgents in the wake of the exit of most North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in 2014.
This came a day after the Taliban attacked Paktia police headquarters.
Eighty people were killed and 300 wounded in attacks on Tuesday in Afghanistan's southeast - the bloodiest day in the war-torn country in nearly five months.