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Haqqani Commander In Afghanistan Killed In Joint Operation

A commander of the Haqqani terrorist group who coordinated and personally conducted attacks against coalition and Afghan forces was killed in an encounter with the joint forces in eastern Afghanistan on Friday.

Eid Mohammad and multiple insurgents were killed during an operation in Sharan district, Paktika province, NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said in a news release.

Eid Mohammed was also providing weapons to Haqqani fighters throughout the region.

As Afghan and coalition troops approached Eid Mohammed's location, the Haqqani commander and armed insurgents maneuvered to attack them. The security force engaged and killed Eid Mohammad and multiple insurgents. No civilians were harmed in the exchange.

Several insurgents were killed in a separate operation by Afghan and coalition security forces to capture a Taliban commander in Warduj district, Badakhshan province, Friday.

Also on Friday, Afghan and coalition security forces captured a Taliban commander in Charkh district, Logar province. He commander was responsible for the purchase and distribution of weapons, explosives and ammunition to Taliban insurgents throughout the region. In addition he served as a Taliban information officer, responsible for acquiring reports on insurgent attacks and providing this information to senior Taliban leaders. The security force detained several suspected insurgents and seized one AK-47, one pistol and multiple AK-47 magazines as a result of this operation.

by RTT Staff Writer

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