Afghan forces kill Taliban key commander in northern Kunduz province

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-23 13:45:01|Editor: huaxia

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, May 23 (Xinhua) -- The Afghan security forces have killed Taliban key commander Habibullah Nasiri in the northern Kunduz province, a senior police official said on Saturday.

"The notorious Habibullah Nasiri, who was involved in conducting terrorist attacks including target killings and served as the Taliban commander for the provincial capital Kunduz city, was killed Saturday," Shir Mohammad Parsa told Xinhua.

According to the official, the elimination of commander Nasiri could prove a major setback to the Taliban militants in Kunduz province.

Taliban militants who had lost dozens of fighters in clashes with the government forces outside Kunduz city last week have yet to make comment on the report. Enditem