Commander among four Taliban killed in air strike
15 September, 2012
JALALABAD/KABUL: Afghan officials say a commander among four Taliban were killed in a air strike by unmanned ISAF aircraft in Alingar district of eastern Laghman province.
An unmanned ISAF aircraft targeted a group of Taliban in Afghan Lam area of Alingar district earlier today, killing a Taliban commander, Mulla Zaher and his three associates, Sarhadi Zawak, spokesman for Laghman governor, told Afghan Islamic Press (AIP).
He identified the three aides of the Taliban commander as Rafiullah, Imam and Anar Gul, adding the commander Mulla Zaher was leading a 25 member group of Taliban and was involved in several incidents of insecurity in the province.
There was no word by Taliban in this regard.
A few days ago, Afghan officials reported that a Taliban shadow governor for Alishang district of the same province was killed by security forces but Taliban denied the death of their district chief Mullah Hazrat.
Meanwhile, unidentified gunmen shot dead the owner of a construction company in Bagrami district of Kabul province late yesterday, governor's office said Friday.
The gunmen sprayed the vehicle of Abdullah Akbar, owner of a construction company, with bullets at approximately 8:45 p.m. (local time) yesterday, killing him and his driver Shafiullah, said a statement issued by Kabul governor's press office.