TALIBAN KEY COMMANDER AMONG EIGHT KILLED IN NORTHERN AFGHANISTAN
Last Updated: 2018-12-06
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MAIMANA, Afghanistan, Dec 6 (NNN-AGENCIES) - A total of eight militants, including a Taliban key commander, Qari Hamidullah, were killed in the northern Faryab province, on Wednesday, army spokesman in the northern region, Abdul Hadi Jamal, said.

"Acting upon intelligence report, the security forces targeted a Taliban hideout in Qurghan district, today, in the morning, killing eight rebels, including Talibans' key commander, Qari Hamidullah and his deputy, Mistary Mahmoud, on the spot," Jamal said.

Twelve more, including 10 militants and two security personnel, were injured, the official added.

The operation, which began late on Tuesday night, in Andkhoi and Qurghan districts, would continue, until the area was cleared of the insurgents, Jamal said.

Taliban militants, who are active in parts of the restive Faryab province, with Maimana as its capital, have yet to make comments.-- NNN-AGENCIES