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At least 14 militants, including a senior leader belonging to the Afghanistan's insurgent group Taliban, were killed in an operation in eastern Nangarhar province.
According to the Khaama Press, the senior Taliban leader killed in the operation was their prison's in-charge.
The provincial government media office confirmed the death of the Taliban leader identified as Nabi, in a statement, and said he was among the 14 militants killed during the operation conducted by Afghan forces on Wednesday night.
Taliban shadow district chief for Hesarak Abdul Hasan was also killed during the operation, along with the shadow education director of the group, who was identified as Yar Mohammad, the statement added.
Taliban hasn't commented on the incident so far.
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