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Known Afghan Taliban commander killed in Kandahar


13:44, December 14, 2011

KABUL, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- A known Afghan Taliban commander, namely Arab, was killed in a joint Afghan and NATO-led Coalition forces operation in country's Kandahar province on Tuesday, the provincial government said on Wednesday.

"Based in accurate intelligence reports, a joint unit of Afghan and NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) forces carried out an operation on Tuesday afternoon in Zhari district to capture a known Taliban commander namely Arab," the local government said in a press release Wednesday morning.

A gunfight broke out as troops arrived in a compound in Pashmol area of the district, resultantly Arab and three of his men were killed in the province with Kandahar city as its capital, some 450 km south of capital city of Kabul, the release reads.

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