Former Taliban Commander Killed in Nangarhar

Kabul: Tafsir Khan, a former Taliban commander, and four of his family members were killed by unidentified gunmen on Monday night, said local officials in Nangarhar province.

Zia-ul-Haq Amarkhel, governor of Nangarhar said the incident occurred in the Lalpur district and Khan’s brother was also killed in the incident.

The Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.

Meanwhile, military’s 207th Zafar Corps said in a statement released on Tuesday that at least nine Taliban insurgents were killed and 13 others were wounded in Herat province.

According to the statement, Afghan national defense and security forces backed by air support clashed with Taliban militants in the Bazar Kohna area of Pashtun Zarghun district in Herat province.

In another security incident, 11 members of Taliban were killed and wounded in Daimirdad of Maidan Wardak province. Reports indicate the group was badly hit in a rocket shell explosion as they were planning their attacks inside a Madrassa in the region.

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