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Commander among 8 Taliban eliminated in Laghman raid

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Commander among 8 Taliban eliminated in Laghman raid

Jan 27, 2018 - 12:19

MEHTHARLAM (Pajhwok): At least eight Talibaninfo-icon insurgents, including a notorious commander, have been killed during a nighttime raid in Alingar district of eastern Laghman province, an official said on Saturday.

Sarhadi Zwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the security forces conducted the counterinsurgency operation in the Kushardaka area of the district late on Friday night.

He said eight fighters were killed, including a commander named Fazal Ghaffar and five suspects caught alive during the raid. Security forces remained unscathed during the offensive, Zwak concluded.

bk/ sa/mud

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