The Afghan Special Forces killed a number of top Taliban leaders including a foreign national during an operation in Paktika province.

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) in a statement said the NDS Special Forces conducted an operation against a gathering of Taliban in Khairbin Village of Yousuf Khel district in Paktika.

The statement further added that the Special Forces killed 13 Taliban group members including some of top leaders of the group and a foreign national.

Furthermore, the National Directorate of Security said the Special Forces killed Qari Khalid, Taliban’s military chief for Sharan, Sanaullah alias Obaida, the intelligence chief of Taliban for Sharan, Qari Ghairat, top Taliban commander leading a group of 32 militants.

The National Directorate of Security also added that Qari Ghairat was the brother of Zia-ul-Haq Madani, Taliban’s shadow district chief for Mata Khan district.


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