Taliban key commander among 10 killed in Afghanistan

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Qalat (Afghanistan), Aug 24 (IANS) Taliban key commander Mullah Hemmatullah was among 10 killed as the Afghan government aircrafts targeted the militant group’s hideout in the country’s Nawbahar district.

Acting upon an intelligence report, the government forces’ fighting aircrafts hit a meeting of Taliban insurgents in Piruzi village in the morning, resulting in the deaths of 10 militants including Hemmatullah, a police official was cited as saying by Xinhua news agency.

Hemmatullah, according to the official, was a notorious commander and his elimination could prove to be a major setback to the Taliban militants in Zabul and the neighbouring Kandahar and Helmand provinces.

–IANS

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