Key Taliban commander killed in Afghan airstrike

Kabul, Oct 27: A Taliban key commander was killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan's Nimroz province, sources said Sunday.

"The Afghan security sources confirmed Sunday that a Taliban commander named Mullah Ibrahim was killed in an air raid attack in Khashroad district Saturday evening," provincial governor Sarwar Subat told Xinhua.

He said the airstrike was called in by the Afghan security agencies in the province, some 790 km southwest of national capital Kabul.

Mullah Ibrahim had recently arrived in Khashroad from southern Kandahar province to lead a group of Taliban insurgent fighters and initiate anti-government activities there, the governor added.

The Taliban has intensified attacks since they launched annual rebel offensive late April.


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