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Key Taliban commander killed in Parwan

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AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A Key Taliban commander has been killed in a US drone strike conducted in northern Parwan province the other day, local officials said.

The drone strike was carried out in Ezat Khil area of Jabal Saraj district of the province at a time when the Afghan security forces launched a ground operation, supported by foreign troop’s air force, Mohammad Masoum Farzayee, Police Chief of Jabal Saraj said.

“Troops came from Kabul and they launched a military operation in Ezat Khil and the foreign troops also provided support from the air, in which Mullah Agha Gul, a Taliban commander and one of his fighters, were killed,” Farzayee said.

However, Mohammad Asim Asim, the provincial governor rejected the reports of a drone strike in the area and said that Afghan forces launched a ground operation against a group of Taliban militants, in which “two of the insurgents were killed so far.”

He added three security personnel sustained injuries in the operation.