Taliban leader killed in Afghanistan airstrike

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 10 Feb 2020

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Kabul: A prominent Taliban leader, who was in charge of high-tech weapons of the group in northern Balkh province, was killed in an airstrike, media reports said on Monday.

The Ministry of Defense in a statement said a precision airstrike killed Mohammad Gul alias Abu Bakar in Chemtal district of Balkh province at around 5:30 pm local time on Sunday, reported Khaama Press.


The airstrike was reportedly conducted in Dilbar Village of Chemtal district.


According to Ministry of Defense Gul Mohammad was a prominent Taliban leader who was in charge of high-tech weapons including thermal-scoped rifles and night vision-equipped snipers, reported the news agency.


The Taliban did not comment on the issue so far.

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