Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Mullah Khadim killed in Helmand drone strike

Mullah Khadim killed in Helmand drone strike

Feb 09, 2015 - 14:44

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A veteran Talibaninfo-icon commander, who had reportedly defected to the Islamic State, was among at least five others killed on Monday in a US drone strike in southern Helmand province, an official said.

Mullahinfo-icon Abdul Rauf Khadim, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, was travelling in a car in his stronghold Azan area of the Kajaki town when the drone hit the vehicle, killing him and some others, Deputy Governor Mohammad Jan Rassoul Yar told Pajhwok Afghan News.

“The missile targeted a car, killing three onboard, including Commander Khadim and some others have been wounded,” he said.

A Taliban source, wishing anonymity, said Khadim and four others had been killed in the attack. The dead included his brother in law and four Pakistani fighters.

A tribal elder Haji Shah Wali confirmed the airstrike but he had no information about casualties. Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.

Khadim had served as a military commander in Herat and Kabulinfo-icon during the Taliban regime. He was a close ally of Taliban’s supreme leader Mullah Omar.

Some months ago, he defected from the Taliban and joined the Islamic State, a militant group that controls large swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria.


Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.



Twitter Update