13 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

Kabul, May 20 (IANS) Thirteen Taliban fighters, including three key commanders, were killed in Marja district of Afghanistan’s Helmand province on Friday.

“Security forces launched a major offensive against Taliban rebels in Marja district late on Thursday night and so far 13 rebels, including three key commanders, have been killed and nine others injured,” an army spokesman told Xinhua news agency.

The three important commanders killed in the operations were identified as Mawlawi Rahmat, the military operational commander; Mawlawi Hamidi, the in-charge of judiciary and military leader of Taliban in Marja; and Mullah Dur Mohammad, a mine expert and commander of roadside bomb planter unit in Helmand province, the spokesman added.

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