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Taliban senior commander among 3 killed in Afghan western Farah province

A Taliban senior commander Mullah Zahir is among three insurgents killed in the western Farah province, Interior Ministry said in a statement released here on Sunday.

"Three armed Taliban militants including a senior commander of the armed group named Mullah Zahir have been killed and four others wounded following security forces operations launched in Shiran village, Posht Road district of Farah province yesterday," the statement asserted.

In the statement, the Interior Ministry has confirmed that a security personnel sustained injuries.

Mullah Zahir, according to locals was a notorious militant and his physical elimination could prove a major setback to the insurgents in Farah and the neighboring Herat province.

[Source: Xinhua, Kabul, 08Oct17]

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