21 July 2017

News Story: Taliban key commander among 3 killed in N. Afghanistan

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan, July 20 (Xinhua) -- Three militants including Mullah Noorullah, the Taliban key commander in northern Badakhshan province, were killed on Thursday, said Abdul Khalil, an army spokesman in the region.

"Security forces, acting upon intelligence reports, stormed a Taliban hideout in Sapand Gul area of Argo district today morning, killing Taliban notorious commander Mullah Noorullah along with two of his bodyguards," Khalil told Xinhua.

Four more insurgents sustained injuries in the firefight which lasted for a while, the official added.

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