Taliban commander among 11 militants killed in Afghanistan

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    Kabul, Feb 13 (IANS) Afghan security forces Friday killed 11 Taliban militants, including a senior commander, in the restive southern Helmand province, the country’s interior ministry said in a statement released here.

    “Units of national police backed by the army launched operations in parts of Nad Ali district this morning. The operations have left 11 Taliban rebels including key commander Mohammad Agha dead,” Xinhua news agency quoted the statement as saying.

    Six more militants have been injured during the operations, the statement added.

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