A top Taliban commander who was involved in coordinating high profile attacks has been killed during an operation in Sayyidabad district of Wardak province.

According to the informed military sources, Taliban commander Qari Sahid, known for coordinating attacks high profile attacks in Kabul was killed in an air strike 23 February in Sayyidabad district, Wardak province.

The sources further added another Taliban mid-level commander and attack facilitator was also killed in an air strike which was carried out on 25 February in Sayyidabad district of Wardak province.

In the meantime, at least 10 Taliban militants were killed, 2 vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices, a house-borne improvised explosive device were destroyed during the operations of the Afghan Special Forces and airstrikes in Ghazni and Uruzgan provinces.

A Taliban and ISIS-K militant were also killed during separate airstrikes in Nangarhar and Balkh provinces, the sources said, adding that an air strike in Faizabad district of Jawzjan province killed 1 Taliban fighter and wounded another.  “Over the past 48 hours, air strikes have killed 4 Taliban fighters in Jowzjan province, preventing low-level commanders from staging reinforcements prior to the Spring fighting season.”

At least 8 Taliban militants were killed, 5 were wounded, and 3 others were arrested during the operations in Herat, Helmand, and Logar provinces, the sources added.


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