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Mastermind Of Deadly Attack In Wardak Province Killed, Says Intelligence Agency

Source: Khaama Press

January 23 2019


The Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) says it has killed the Taliban commander responsible for a deadly attack earlier this week, reports the Khaama Press. 

An airstrike killed Taliban commander Neman on Tuesday, said the NDS. Seven other militants were killed in the strike. 

The spy agency said that Neman was behind a deadly attack on an NDS compound in Maidan Wardak province on Monday that killed at least 36 people and wounded 58. 

Anyone else involved in the attack would also be eliminated, said the agency. 

A spokesman for the provincial governor confirmed the airstrike but said it was unclear if the Neman was among the fatalities, reported Reuters. 

Another provincial official said that two airstrikes had killed nine civilians, including a child. 

In a statement, the Taliban denied that Neman had been killed. 

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