Afghan forces kill 6 Taliban fighters
Afghan commandos with the support of NATO-led forces eliminated a Taliban commander and five of his armed men in Wardak province, 35 km west of Afghan capital Kabul, police said Saturday, Xinhua reported.
"The special forces backed by international troops carried out operation in Chek district very early Friday against Taliban hideout, killing Mullah Yasin a senior Taliban commander along with his five men," senior police officer General Abdul Razaq said.
Meantime, Taliban purported spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed the incident and in talks with media from undisclosed locations via telephone said that Mullah Yasin along with four of his fighters were killed.
Another Taliban key commander in west Afghanistan Ghulam Yahya Akbari along with 12 of his men were killed on late Thursday night.