NATO airstrike kills Taliban commander in north

The commander was responsible for a July attack on USAID station in Kunduz.

Kabul: An official says a NATO airstrike killed a Taliban commander responsible for a suicide attack on a US aid program in northern Afghanistan.

The police chief of Kunduz province in the north said on Friday that a precision airstrike killed a local Taliban commander who uses the alias Qari Latif.

Police chief Abdul Razaq Yaqoubi says Latif died along with 12 other insurgents when a NATO bomb targeted them while they met in a field under a tree on Thursday outside the provincial capital.
NATO said on Friday it was still investigating the outcome of the strike. It said Latif had boasted of being behind a suicide car bomb on a USAID station in Kunduz city on July 02 that killed two civilians and wounded seven others.

Bureau Report