11 Taliban rebels killed in Afghanistan

Kabul, Nov 24 (IANS) At least 11 Taliban militants, including a key commander, were killed in Afghanistan’s Badghis province on Tuesday, an official said.

“A group of Taliban militants on Tuesday attempted to attack security checkpoints in Morichaq district of Badghis province. Security forces, acting upon intelligence report, laid ambush and killed 11 insurgents, including their commander Mullah Farid,” Xinhua quoted senior security official Mohammad Juma Adil as saying.

According to the official, Farid was Taliban leader in Faryab and Badghis provinces. His death would deal a major blow to the insurgents in the western provinces of the conflict-ridden country.

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