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Senior Taliban commander killed in Kunduz

AT-KABUL: A key commander of the Taliban insurgents was killed along with his six associates in an airstrike carried out in Sarak Payin village of the Chahar Dara district of northern Kunduz province, the Ministry of Interior said Sunday.

The ministry in a statement identified the commander as Jannat, whose group was involved in several terrorist and destructive activities in the district.

“The security situation of the district would improve after eliminating Taliban insurgents,” the statement said.

However, Taliban insurgents have not commented into the matter.

This comes after a key commander of the militants Gul Khan was killed in a drone strike in the Imam Saheb district.

Earlier, another key figure of the Taliban was killed along with seven comrades in an airstrike in the same province. The commander identified as Qari Ali and was killed along with his seven fighters in an airstrike carried in Taraki area of Dasht-e-Archi district of the same province.

In that time the Ministry of Defense said that the group was involved in different terrorist and subversive activities in the district, so after they killed security situation will be improved in the district.

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