Saturday, December 17, 2011 –  According to local authorities in eastern Afghanistan, at least eight militants including a senior militants commander were killed following a joint military operation in eastern Kunar province.

Kunar provincial governor spokesman Wasifullah Wasifi said, the military operations were launched in Suki district on Thursday evening and was completed on Friday evening.

Mr. Wasifi further added, a militant commander recognized as Wazir Khan was killed along with his fighters in Dewagul area during the military operations.

He also said, the joint military forces did not suffer any casualties during the operations.

In the meantime, Zabiullah Mujahid a spokesman for the Taliban militants group confirmed the operations by foreign and Afghan forces but he did not confirm the Taliban militants casualties during the operations.

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    Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.