ZARANJ, Afghanistan, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- A Taliban key commander was killed in an airstrike in western Afghanistan's Nimroz province, sources said Sunday.
"The Afghan security sources confirmed Sunday that a Taliban commander named Mullah Ibrahim was killed in an air raid attack in Khashroad district Saturday evening," the provincial governor Sarwar Subat told Xinhua.
He said the airstrike was called in by the Afghan security agencies in the province, some 790 km southwest of national capital Kabul.
Ibrahim had recently arrived in Khashroad from southern Kandahar province to lead a group of Taliban insurgent fighters and initiate anti-government activities there, the governor noted.
The Taliban has intensified attacks since they launched annual rebel offensive late April. They have not made comments yet.
In a separate development, three Afghan army soldiers were seriously wounded in a bomb attack in Surobi district, a suburb of Kabul earlier on Sunday, a police source confirmed to Xinhua.
On Saturday, one policeman was killed and three were injured in a suicide bombing attack in Zabul province, 340 km south of Kabul.
Pakistani PM to take parties into confidence on Taliban talks
ISLAMABAD, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, on Saturday said he would take all parties into confidence about the talks with the armed Taliban militants.
The Prime Minister's statement came just hours after the opposition leader, Khurshid Shah, said the government has not shared anything about the dialogue with the armed militants. Full Story
36 Taliban militants killed in Afghan raids
KABUL, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Thirty-six Taliban militants were killed in collaborated operations in different Afghan provinces since early Friday, said the country's Interior Ministry Saturday.
"Afghan police, army, National Directorate for Security (NDS) and the NATO-led ISAF coalition forces conducted several joint clearance operations in Nangarhar, Parwan, Zabul, Uruzgan, Wardak and Ghazni provinces over the past 24 hours. As a result 36 armed Taliban were killed, five wounded and three others were arrested," the ministry said in a statement providing daily operational updates. Full Story