Taliban native commander amongst 5 killed in W. Afghanistan

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HERAT, Afghanistan, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) — At least five Taliban militants including a local commander Mullah Nabi have been killed as government forces launched operations in Pashtun Zarghon district in the western Herat province on Monday, provincial government spokesman Jilani Farhad said Tuesday.

According to the official, aimed at stabilizing security in the restive district, the operations launched Monday morning had led to the physical elimination of five insurgents including local commander Mullah Nabi who had also served as the shadow district chief in Pashtun Zarghon.

Three more insurgents have been injured in the ongoing operations, the official added without providing information on the possible casualties of the security forces.

The Taliban outfit has not commented yet.

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