Taliban local commander killed in Afghanistan

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Jalalabad (Afghanistan), March 8 (IANS) At least five Taliban militants, including their local commander, were killed and three others wounded during an operation by Afghan intelligence special forces in Nangarhar province, an official said.

“Special Operations Forces of National Directorate of Security (NDS) raided to a hideout of Taliban militants in Sorkh Road district on Wednesday night, as a result five insurgents including their local commander were killed and three others wounded,” Ataullah Khogiani, spokesman for provincial governor, told Xinhua news agency.

During the operation, 12 suspected militants were also arrested, he said, adding the security personnel also eliminated a vehicle, four motorbikes and an ammunition cache.

–IANS

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