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Key Taliban commander killed in Herat

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AT-KABUL: A notorious Taliban commander has been killed in western Herat province, said local official.

Herat Police Chief, Abdul Majid Rozi, told media that the police killed an important Taliban commander on Saturday during a military operation. The militant commander was identified as Wazir.

He stressed that the Taliban commander was killed as a result of intelligence information provided by the National Directorate of Security.

However, he did not provide details about the operation but said the operation started early Saturday morning.

The insurgent commander was organizing attacks on important government installations.

According to him, the received intelligence information shows that Wazir was commander of 500 insurgents in Herat and organized several terrorist attacks in the last few years.

Majid Rozi also pointed out that so far the security situation of Herat province is normal and people is carrying out their duties without any problem.

In the past few months the province has witnessed different tragic security incidents.

Security officials in the province claimed that the security situation would become better after killing of the Taliban commander.