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Taliban key commander among 8 killed in Afghanistan

IANS  |  Maymana (Afghanistan) 

Eight militants including a key were killed in an operation by Afghan security forces in the country's province on Wednesday, officials said.

"Acting upon intelligence report, the security forces targeted a hideout in district, killing eight rebels including key and his deputy on the spot," told

He said 12 others, including 10 militants and two security personnel were injured.

The operation began late on Tuesday night in Andkhoi and districts and will continue until the area was cleared of the insurgents, the said.

Taliban militants were yet to comment on the strike.



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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 18:28 IST