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Afghanistan : Top Taliban leader killed in Herat drone strike

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 25 Dec 2018

Afghanistan : Top Taliban leader killed in Herat drone strike
Kabul, Dec 25 : A top local leader of Taliban was killed in a drone strike conducted in western Herat province of Afghanistan, local Khaama Press said on Tuesday quoting the authorities.

According to a statement released by the provincial police commandment, at least four people, including Javid alias Mawladad, the shadow military chief of Taliban for Zawal district were killed in the airstrike.

 

The statement further added that the airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Azizabad area of the district.

 

A vehicle operated by the militants was also totally destroyed in airstrike, the provincial police commandment added.

 

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban have not commented regarding the killing of the group’s district military chief so far.

 

Herat is among the relatively calm provinces in West of Afghanistan but the anti-government armed militants have been attempting to expand their insurgency in some remote districts of the province and often carry out attacks against the government and security forces.




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