Kabul (Agencies): Taliban commander who was the mastermind of this week’s deadly attack on Afghan forces at a military base in the central province of Maidan Wardak has been killed, say Afghan officials.
The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said the commander, whose name it gave only as Noman, was killed in an air raid on Tuesday night.
“Noman, along with seven others, was targeted after being identified by the NDS forces in an operative task,” the agency said in a statement.
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“NDS will follow the terrorist group and kill them all.”
Taliban officials were not immediately available to confirm the death of the commander. On Tuesday, the agency said 36 people were killed and 58 injured in Monday’s attack by the Taliban but those figures were smaller than the tally of other government and security sources.