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Taliban leader killed in Zabul encounter

Taliban leader killed in Zabul encounter

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Sep 08, 2011 - 16:52

QALAT (PANinfo-icon): A local Talibaninfo-icon commander was killed in an encounter with police in the Nawbahar district of southern Zabul province, an official said on Thursday.

The clash erupted after a group of insurgents attacked a police patrol in the Nawa area late on Wednesday, Nawbahar district chief, Wazir Muhammad, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

During the one-hour gunbattle, local Taliban commander Faizullah was killed, he said, adding police also recovered a motorbike, a walkie-talkie and some weapons.

The Taliban have not yet commented on the incident, but their spokesman Qari Yousaf Ahmadi claimed the fighters killed eight Afghan soldiers in a bomb attack in Shah Joy district.

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