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Notorious Taliban commander killed in Herat

Notorious Taliban commander killed in Herat

May 28, 2016 - 20:41

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A notorious Talibaninfo-icon local commander was killed in western Herat province and a public uprising commander survived a roadside bombing separately in northwestern Faryab, officials said on Saturday.

Jilani Farhad, Herat governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News security forces besieged a notorious Taliban commander’s hideout in Karimabad village of Guzara district on Saturday at about 8:00am.

He said both the sides exchanged fire for six hours and finally the commander, Abdul, and his son were killed and a policeman was also killed and four other security personnel were wounded.  

In Faryab, a vehicle carrying a former Junbish commander and current public uprising commander, Mohammad Qul alias Kul Haji, hit a roadside bomb on the way to Andkhoi district from Qarghan district.

Sultan Sanjar, Andkhoi district chief, said the incident occurred at around 8:00am near an agricultureinfo-icon high school in Qorghan district. Kul Haji escaped unhurt but two of his bodyguards were wounded, he added.    

Haji Kul also survived a similar explosion last year that occurred at the main square of Andkhoi district. That blast killed one man and injured 13 others, including Haji Kul.  


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