Two Taliban commanders among many rebels killed
( Gulfnews ) Afghan forces killed a number of Taliban militants and wounded two others during a sweep operation in southern Afghanistan, the defence ministry said in a statement yesterday.
Among those killed in Friday's operation were two provincial-level Taliban commanders named Mullah Waseem and Mullah Abdullah, who were involved in "sabotaging activities" in Wardak province, the statement said.
On the same day, government forces detained Mullah Qaderi , the leader of 15 insurgents who was involved in "terrorist activities" in the Nirkh district of Wardak province, the statement added.
Southern Afghanistan has seen a sharp rise in violence during the past year-and-a-half, with daily clashes between Taliban insurgents and Afghan and foreign forces.