World Bulletin / News Desk
A well-known commander of the Taliban militants was killed when a NATO-led forces drone targeted his hideout on Friday afternoon in the eastern Laghman province.
"Taliban's famous commander, Mullah Zarqawi, along with his three companions were killed following a NATO-led International Security Assistance Force drone attack in the Alinigar district," a statement released today said.
The statement further added that Zarqawi was leading a group of 15 Taliban militants and had organized three different attacks on Afghan forces in Laghman province.
According to a separate statement released by the Afghan Interior Ministry Friday, at least 23 militants had been killed and 15 others were injured during joint operations with the Afghan national forces carried out in six provinces across the country.
"Afghan forces did not suffer any casualties. Our security forces have discovered and defused eight newly planted land mines during the operations," it added.
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