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‘Taliban leader killed in S Afghan province’

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 19:08

Kabul: Security forces targeted and killed a Taliban leader named Sajid in Helmand province 555 km south of Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, a statement of NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) released here Wednesday confirmed.

"An Afghan and Coalition security force killed Taliban leader Sajid during a security operation in Helmand province Tuesday," the statement asserted.

Sajid, also known as Abdul Hakim, was in charge of an improvised explosive device cell operating in the province and was believed responsible for attacks against Afghan and the Coalition forces based in the area, the statement further said.

Taliban militants fighting the Afghan and NATO-led troops have yet to comment.

First Published: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 19:08
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