Taliban suffer setback as key commander killed in drone strike

 A key commander of the Taliban militant group was killed during a drone attack in Afghanistan's Kunar province

hidden June 08, 2015 15:59:17 IST
Taliban suffer setback as key commander killed in drone strike

Kabul:  A key commander of the Taliban militant group was killed during a drone attack in Afghanistan's Kunar province, a police official said on Monday.

Taliban suffer setback as key commander killed in drone strike

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"Acting upon intelligence report, security forces conducted a drone attack on Taliban hideouts in Chapa Dara district on Sunday evening, killing key Taliban commander Mullah Asmatullah," the official said.

According to security sources, Mullah Asmatullah was the commander of some 100 fighters and his elimination could prove to be a major setback to the militant group, Xinhua reported.

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