A senior commander of Taliban group was killed during an operation of the Special Forces of Afghan Military in eastern Nangarhar province.

Informed military sources said Tuesday “A Taliban commander and seven other combatants were killed during an Afghan Special Security Forces raid in Khugyani district, Nangarhar province, March 17, 2019.”  

The sources further added that the Senior Taliban commander, who went by the name Zirak Gul, was in charge of commanding and recruiting Taliban fighters to carry out attacks against innocent Afghan civilians.

“He was directly responsible for numerous attacks and abductions that have plagued innocent Afghan civilians,” the sources said.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the killing of Zirak Gul so far.

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