September 19, 2018

Key Taliban commander killed, another detained in Logar operations

By Khaama Press - Tue Aug 07 2018, 3:41 pm

A key Taliban commander has been killed while another local Taliban commander has been arrested during separate operations conducted in Central Logar province of Afghanistan.

The 303rd Spinghar Commandment in a statement said at least ten Taliban militants were killed during an operation conducted in Mohammad Agha district of Logar.

The statement further added that the operation was conducted in Zarghoon area of the district and as a result at least four militants were arrested.

One of the key Taliban commanders identified as Khalid was also among those arrested, the statement said, adding that the detained Taliban commander was involved in major destructive activities which had destabilized the province.

The 303rd Spinghar Commandment said another key Taliban commander who was in charge of a group of at least 20 militants was killed during another operation in Khrwar district.

The detained Taliban commander has been identified as Mohibullah and was killed along with one of his comrades, the statement by Spinghar Commandment added.

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

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