Taliban Commanders, Pakistani Fighters Killed in Laghman

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At least two Taliban commanders and several Pakistani insurgents were killed in an operation in the eastern Laghman province, local officials said in a statement Thursday.

The Taliban commanders, known as Qari Almas and Omari, were been involved in anti-government activities in the province.

The Laghman Media Office said that the operation took place in the Ali Nigar district and resulted in the killings of 14 insurgents, including four Pakistanis; 17 others were injured in the operation.

Local officials in Kunduz also said Thursday that four Taliban insurgents were killed in a clash with security forces in the Khaja Ghaltan-e-Wali area of Kunduz city.

The 303 Police Zone Spokesman Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai said the insurgents were planning to lunch attacks in the city.

Isaf reported Thursday that six other Taliban insurgents were detained in Kunduz in a joint Afghan-Nato operation, which aimed to detain an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) commander accused of distributing arms to Taliban insurgents in the province.

Meanwhile, an air strike in Ghazni province killed five Taliban members, including a suicide bomber, local officials said Thursday.

The air strike occurred as insurgents were traveling in a vehicle from Andar District to Ghazni City, according to Andar District Governor Mohammad Qasem.

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