Taliban commander killed in Afghanistan's Logar province: NATO

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Afghan and NATO-led forces, during a search operation, killed a Taliban commander in Afghanistan's Logar province, 60 km south of Afghan capital Kabul, Friday night, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said in a press release Saturday.

"Intelligence sources tracked Ghulam Sakhi to a compound near the village of Qal-eh Saber, Pul-e-Alam district, where the combined forces went and apprehended him," the press release said.

The press release also said that Afghan women and children were evacuated from the compound after Afghan forces used a loudspeaker to ask civilians to vacate the compound but the Taliban commander, dressed in woman dress, used a pistol and a grenade to attack the forces.

"When Afghan and coalition forces shot him he dropped the grenade and it detonated, wounding a woman and two children," the press release said.

It also said that Sakhi was involved in Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attacks, ambushes, and indirect fire attacks in Logar province.

Taliban militants have not yet to made any comment.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王寒露)

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