March 29, 2018

Key Taliban commander among 8 killed in Logar operations

By Khaama Press - Tue Nov 21 2017, 2:58 pm

A key commander of the Taliban group was among at least eight militants killed during the operations of the Afghan security forces in central Logar province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the militants were killed in an area located between Baraki Barak and Tangi Wardak area.

The statement further added that the Taliban commander killed during the operation has been identified as Agha Gul.

Originally a resident of Honai Safli area of Logar’s capital, commander Gul was believed to be an important Taliban leader who was actively involved in anti-government armed insurgency.

According to the provincial government, the remaining militants all hailed from Babus area and Maidan Wardak province.

The ant-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.

Logar is among the relatively volatile provinces in central Afghanistan where the Taliban insurgents as well as militants belonging to other terrorist networks are actively operating in its various districts.

The Ministry of Interior of Afghanistan earlier in Stepmber informed regarding the deaths of the Taliban leader and his fighters today morning.

A statement by the ministry of interior said the Taliban leader was killed in an airstrike and was identified as Qari Ismail who was also famous as Mir Mohammadi.

The statement further added that the three other Taliban group members killed in the airstrike have been identified as Qari Sirajuddin, Ahmad Gul and Mohammad Tahir.

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