Two Taliban leaders killed in east Afghanistan: NATO
Last Updated: Monday, January 24, 2011, 14:45
  
Kabul: NATO says its air strikes have killed two key local Taliban leaders in eastern Afghanistan.

The international military alliance says in a statement issued on Monday that its forces killed the Taliban shadow administrator for Nangarhar province's Hisarak district in a strike last Friday. NATO had previously announced the strike but said they were unsure if Maulawi Anwar had been killed.

NATO also says that it killed a Taliban operative in Logar province's Pul-e-Alam district in a strike on Sunday. The coalition says the man, Abdul Bari, helped Taliban leaders get weapons and vehicles.

Bureau Report


First Published: Monday, January 24, 2011, 14:45


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