Six Militants, Including Key Taliban Commander Killed In N. Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 16 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Up to six militants, including a key Taliban commander, have been killed, following an anti-terrorism operation in Afghanistan’s northern province of Balkh, the Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs said today (Thursday).

Among those killed was Mullah Shader, a most-wanted Taliban commander in Balkh, the statement said, without mentioning the exact time of the operation.

“A Taliban outfit member named Mohammad Sarwar was arrested and eight villages were cleared of the militants during the raid,” the statement added.

The targeted terrorist group was involved in organising and conducting several terrorist attacks in Balkh.

The relatively peaceful province has been the scene of clashes between security forces and the Taliban since early this year.

The security forces also destroyed a militant’s vehicle and three motorcycles, according to the statement.– NNN-AGENCIES