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Official says Taliban commander, guard killed in N. Afghanistan

A Taliban commander and his bodyguard were killed after security forces stormed his hideout outside Pul-e-Khumri, the capital of Afghanistan's northern Baghlan province on Saturday, a security official Safiullah Mohammadi said.

The special operation was launched early Saturday in Bagh-e-Shamal area outside provincial capital Pul-e-Khumri, killing the commander and one of his bodyguards on the spot, the official said.

Taliban militants haven't commented.

[Source: Xinhua, Pul-E-Khumri, Afg,02Mar19]

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