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Top Haqqani network commander killed in Paktika province

By Khaama Press - Wed Nov 02 2016, 3:17 pm

dead-afghan-militant_censoredA top commander of the Haqqani terrorist network was killed during an operation of the Afghan police forces in eastern Paktika province.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said commander Wahid also famous as Jamshid was killed during a targeted operation in Warmami district.

MoI further added that the Afghan police forces did not suffer any casualties during the operation.

The Haqqani terrorist network is accused of staging numerous deadly attacks in Afghanistan including a coordinated attack on VIP protection unity in Kabul which left at least 74 people dead and over 300 others wounded.

Haqqani network was formed in the late 1970s by Jalaluddin Haqqani. The group is allied with al-Qaida and the Afghan Taliban and cooperates with other terrorist organizations in the region.

In the meantime, MoI said the deputy shadow governor of the Taliban group for eastern Paktika province was also killed during a separate operation.

According to MoI, the shadow deputy governor of the group Ataullah was killed along with 45 other Taliban insurgents after their gathering was targeted in an airstrike.

The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the reports so far.

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