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Afghanistan: US drone kills Taliban commander

Drone attack kills Taliban’s fierce shadow governor of Helmand province

Ekip  | 02.12.2018 - Update : 03.12.2018
Afghanistan: US drone kills Taliban commander


By Shadi Khan Saif 

KABUL, Afghanistan

A U.S. drone strike has killed a top Taliban commander in southern Afghanistan, officials confirmed on Sunday.

Mohammad Yasin, governor of restive southern Helmand province, told Anadolu Agency that Mullah Abdul Manan was targeted along with his guards in the Nauzaad district late on Saturday.

He added the notorious Taliban commander involved in nationwide terrorist attacks succumbed to his wounds on Sunday.

According to the local Khama Press, Mullah Abdulu Rahim alias Mullah Abdul Manan -- who was the group’s shadow governor for Helmand -- was killed with his four comrades and two of his security guards. 

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed confirmed his death.

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