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Taliban key commander among 10 killed in W. Afghanistan

Published : 16 Sep 2020, 11:06

  DF News Desk

Taliban militants attend a surrender ceremony in Pul-e-Khumri, capital of Baghlan province, Afghanistan, May 20, 2020. File Photo Xinhua.

Ten militants including a Taliban key commander have been killed in Obe district of the western Herat province, provincial government spokesman Jilani Farhad said Wednesday, reported Xinhua.

The security forces, according to the official launched cleanup operations in parts of Obe district on Tuesday and so far 10 militants including key commander Mullah Naeem Mansoor have been killed.

No security personnel and civilians have been hurt during the crackdown, the official further said.

However, the official asserted the security forces would continue to pursue the insurgents in Obe and its vicinity to stabilize peace and security there.

The Taliban outfit has yet to make comment.