1st LD: Key Taliban commander killed in eastern Afghanistan

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Afghanistan's security forces raided Taliban hideouts in the eastern Wardak province early Saturday, killing four militants, including key commander Mullah Wazir alias Mullah Farid, and injuring three others, the provincial government said.

"Units of security forces, acting upon intelligence reports raided Taliban hideouts in Jalriz and Jaghato districts in the wee hours of Saturday. As a result, four rebels, including a key commander Mullah Wazir alias Mullah Farid, were killed and three others injured," the government said in a statement.

Mullah Wazir, according to the statement, had served as military leader of Taliban outfit in Wardak province and his killing can be a major setback to the Taliban militants in Wardak and adjoining provinces.

During the operations, a number of arms and ammunitions, including 100 kg explosives, were also discovered from the hideouts of the militants, the statement said.

The Taliban has yet to make comment. Endi

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