Taliban commander, 5 more insurgents killed in E. Afghanistan

Other News Materials 25 April 2009 11:54 (UTC +04:00)

Afghan troops with the support of the U.S.-led Coalition forces have killed six Taliban fighters including a local commander in the eastern Paktika province over the past two days, a spokesman of the local administration Jehanzeb Sulimankhil said Saturday.

Afghan forces with the U.S.-led coalition forces conducted a joint operation which was launched in Khoshamnd district two days ago and wrapped up on Friday, killing Taliban commander Mullah Qazi and his five men," Sulimankhil told Xinhua.

Taliban fighters have not made comment so far.

However the insurgents have vowed to intensify attacks against Afghan government and international troops based in war-torn Afghanistan.