KABUL: A Taliban commander in northern Afghanistan, Qari Tajuddin, and 20 other militants were killed in a raid, the military said Sunday.
A special unit of the Afghan forces launched a preemptive operation against insurgents in Ozari village of Khwaja Sabz posh district, which as result Taliban commander Qari Tajudin with 20 militants were killed, said Shaheen Corps Spokesman Hanif Rezaee.
He said that the anti-militancy operation was supported by Resolute Support air forces.
During raids, 15 rebels were killed and 12 others arrested by security forces, he added.
He stated that three strongholds of the enemy with enough weapons and 10 vehicle and motorbike destroyed in the area.
Commander Qari Tajudin was one of the key Taliban figures, who were involved in different subversive and terrorist activities in Khwaja Sabzposh and Shirin Tagab districts, he noted.
In a separate clampdown three militants were killed and two others wounded in Qaisar district of the province.
No civilians and Afghan forces harmed during operations.