Afghan police kill Taliban key commander: official

15:21, June 07, 2011      

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Afghan police during an operation against Taliban militants eliminated a Taliban key commander in western Herat province on Tuesday, an official said.

"Police launched a special operation against Taliban rebel in Gazara district early Tuesday and have killed Taliban key commander Mullah Habib Mughal,"Nisar Ahmad Pupal the governor of Gazara district told Xinhua.

During the operation a police constable was killed and three others including two policemen and a bodyguard of the said Taliban commander were injured.

The operation is continuing, he added.

Taliban militants fighting Afghan and NATO-led troops have yet to make comment.

Source: Xinhua
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