Taliban Commander among 18 Killed in Afghanistan's Kunduz

Taliban Commander among 18 Killed in Afghanistan's Kunduz
Mon Dec 26, 2016 15:18:34

A local commander of the Taliban group was among at least 18 killed during the operations in the strategic Kunduz city in Northern Afghanistan.

Alalam - Afghanistan

The Ministry of Defense said the Taliban commander Ghulam Safi was killed along with 17 others during the operations conducted in the vicinity of Kunduz city, Khaama Press reported.

The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.

Kunduz is among the relatively volatile provinces in Northern Afghanistan where the Taliban group launched several attacks this year as part of their spring offensive to capture the strategic Kunduz city.

In the meantime, the Ministry of Interior said top Taliban leader who was leading the deadly battle in northern Kunduz province was killed during an ambush of the Afghan security forces.

Afghanistan's Ministry of Interior said, “A top Taliban commander named Mullah Firoz Jahadi along with five other armed Taliban killed in Aab Band district of Ghazni province in an Afghan National Police ambush.”

“During this ambush, nine other armed Taliban were wounded and two rocket launchers, two PK machine guns and one vehicle seized as well," the ministry further added,

According to the ministry, Mullah Firoz Jahadi was leading the Kunduz battle against the Afghan Army and its allies.



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