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Rebel commander among 4 killed in ISAF raid

Rebel commander among 4 killed in ISAF raid

Apr 12, 2011 - 13:28

SHARAN (PANinfo-icon): Four militants, including their commander, were killed and as many others injured during an airstrike by foreign troops in southeastern Paktika province on Tuesday, an official said.

Mullahinfo-icon Qudrat was killed along with three fighters by International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) troops in the Mullah Bagh area of Yahyakhel district, the governor's spokesman said.

Four militants were wounded during the raid, Mukhlis Afghan told Pajhwok Afghan News, without elaborating on the operation.

A resident of the area said on condition of anonymity that five Talibaninfo-icon fighters were killed and their commander wounded along with four others. Tribal elders shifted the rebels' bodies from the scene, he added.

Meanwhile, the NATOinfo-icon-led force confirmed the airstrike, saying that several insurgents were killed in the attack. Weapons, two motorcycles, propaganda materials and a video camera were recovered from the militants, an ISAF statement said.


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