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Paktika drone strike kills senior Taliban commander

PESHAWAR: A senior Taliban was killed in the aftermath of a United States (US) drone strike in Afghanistan’s Pakita province on Sunday.

According to a local media outlet, terrorist Saifullah, along with two of his close aides, was killed as a drone strike targeted his hideout in Paktika province’s Barmal district.

Earlier on Saturday, at least four militants were killed in a drone strike in the western Farah province of Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported.

The Afghan Military released a statement stating that a vehicle, a PKM machine gun, a sniper rifle, and 3 Ak-47 rifles were also destroyed in the drone strike which was carried out in the vicinity of Bakwa district.

Furthermore, a joint operation by Afghan and US Special Forces at the Sargardan Chowk in Orgon Bazaar of Helmand province in the early days of December this year had killed another senior Taliban commander and two of his deputy commanders along with 27 others.

“Mullah Muhammad Rahim Akhand alias Maulvi Manan, who was in charge of Helmand province for the insurgent group, was killed along with 29 others by an air strike while he was meeting local commanders and fighters in the Nawzad district,” said Helmand Governor Mohammad Yasin Khan.

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