5 militants, including commander, killed in Zaranj
KABUL (PAN): Three Taliban militants including their commander were killed in a drone attack carried out by the International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Sunday.
Kasrad district chief Muhammad Hashim Noorzai told Pajhwok Afghan News that a militant commander Mullah Fazal Rabi along with his two associates were killed in the attack.
Rabi was close ally of Muhammad Rasool, the former Taliban provincial governor of Nimroz.
Col. Muhammad Musa Roosili said Rabi was known for planning roadside bombings and terrorist attacks in the province.
Meanwhile, Dilaram district chief Khodaidad said Taliban militants set fire on two oil tankers belonging to Angar, a private company involved in supplying fuel to the ISAF from Fara to Dilaram.
In the incident, an Afghan private security guard was killed and four of his colleagues wounded.
In northern Baghlan province, two Taliban fighters and two policemen were killed in a clash that erupted after militants attacked a police checkpoint on Saturday night in Baghlan-i-Markazi district, Brig. Gen. Ghulam Sakhi Rostaqi told Pajhwok.
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