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Rebel commander among 5 killed in ISAF airstrike

Rebel commander among 5 killed in ISAF airstrike

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Feb 26, 2011 - 17:48

HERAT CITY (PANinfo-icon): Six militants, including a senior commander, were killed during an ISAFinfo-icon airstrike in Khak-i-Safed district of western Farah province, officials said on Saturday.

The raid was conducted on Friday afternoon in Khost area, Khak-i-Safed district chief, Malak Khudadad, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Responsible for Talibaninfo-icon operations in Khost and Jeaja areas of the district, the commander was involved in several attacks against Afghan and international forces recently, Khudadad said.

Meeting in a remote mountainous area, Pir Mohammad and his men were struck by helicopter-borne foreign troops. Civilians suffered no causalities in the operation, he said.

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