21 August 2017

News Story: Taliban key commander among 5 killed in Afghan northern province

SHIBERGHAN, Afghanistan, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- A Taliban key commander, Mullah Mohammad Rahim, was among five militants killed in Shortipa district of the northern Jawzjan province on Saturday, police spokesman Sayed Sarwar Hussaini said.

"Acting upon intelligence report, the security forces stormed a Taliban hideout in Mangjigak area of Shortipa district in the morning of today killing five rebels including Mullah Mohammad Rahim nicknamed Ata Murad and injuring six others," Hussaini told Xinhua.

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