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US drone strike kills Taliban commander in Paktia

US drone strike kills Taliban commander in Paktia

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Nov 20, 2016 - 15:15

KHOST/GARDIZ (Pajhwok): One policeman and a Talibaninfo-icon notorious commander have been killed in a clash and a US drone strike in southeastern Khost and Paktia provinces, an official said a statement said on Sunday.

The Taliban Commander Saifullah was killed and two others wounded in a US drone attack in Paktia’s Zurmat district on Saturday night, a statement from the governor house said.

The unmanned aircraft targeted Taliban commander in Shah Karezinfo-icon locality, it said.

Elsewhere, a policeman was killed and another wounded during a clash with Taliban in Khost province early on Sunday, Governor Spokesman Mubariz Mohammad Zadran said.

The clash took place on Khost-Gardiz highway near Ismailkhel and Mondozai districts when security forces were patrolling the area, he added.

Militants have not commented about the incident

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