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Air raids kill Taliban commander in E. Afghanistan
Two militants including a commander were killed as aircrafts stormed their hideout in Nari district of the eastern Kunar province, 185 km east of Kabul late Wednesday night, provincial police chief Abdul Habib Sayedkhili said Thursday.
"Acting upon intelligence report the aircrafts targeted a Taliban hideout in Zalai village of Narai district at 11:00 p.m. local time Wednesday, killing Taliban commander Mullah Ayub along with his bodyguard," Sayedkhili told Xinhua.
However, he didn't provide more details.
Taliban militants are yet to make comment.
The mountainous Kunar province bordering Pakistan's tribal areas has been the scene of Taliban-linked militancy over the past couple of years.
[Source: Xinhua, Assadabad, 24Apr14]
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