Helmand-Provincial police headquartersSecurity forces have killed the military commander of Taliban for Marjah District of restive Helmand Province during clash.

Police Chief of Marjah District said five companions of Mullah Obaidullah alias Sahar were also killed during the brief gun battle that erupted last night.

Abdullah Khan added that security forces did not suffer casualties during the clash.

Another report from Marjah District suggests that 11 civilians sustained injuries after a rocket hit a house in Block-e-Naw area.

The victims include nine children and two women who were taken to Emergency Hospital, located in the provincial capital, for treatment.

Doctors say eight victims were discharged after treatment but three children who had received severe injuries are still under medical care.

Officials say Taliban had taken security posts under fire during which a rocket landed on a house in Block-e-Naw area leaving 11 civilians wounded.

This comes as heavy clashes have been erupting between security forces and Taliban have been engaged in heavy clashes in Marjah District.


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