13 September 2017

News Story: Key Taliban leader among 8 killed in northern Afghan airstrike

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Eight Taliban militants, including an insurgents' key leader, were killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz on Monday, a local police official said Tuesday.

"The airstrike took place late on Monday evening in Sajani Payan area of the restive Chahar Dara district after NATO-led forces bombed a militants' key stronghold. According to initial information eight Taliban were killed and many others went missing," provincial police spokesman Inamuddin Rahmani told Xinhua.

Among the killed militants was a notorious Taliban leader, Qari Shahzada, a masked man who led a group of Taliban known as Taliban Commando that regularly attacks security forces in Kunduz.

Read the full story at Xinhua