Monday, December 7, 2009

Taliban key commander killed in NW Afghanistan

KABUL, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- Police eliminated Taliban key commander Mullah Amrudin and three others in a fierce clash with Taliban insurgents in Northwest Badghis province, the Afghan Interior Ministry said Monday.

According to a press release of the ministry, the clash erupted in Taliban hotbed Ghormach district on Sunday, in which the Taliban command and three insurgents were killed.

The clash also claimed the lives of four policemen, the press release added.

Mullah Amrudin had been involved in kidnapping government employees, organizing roadside bombings and targeting security forces over the past two years, the press release said.

Taliban militants have not yet made any comment.

More than 40 Taliban militants have been killed elsewhere in Afghanistan over the past two days, according to officials.

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