Sunday, April 20, 2014


Afghanistan

NATO Drone Strike Kills Taliban Commander In Afghan East

TEXT SIZE - +
A NATO drone strike has killed a Taliban field commander in eastern Afghanistan.

Ahmad Farid, a police official in the eastern Kunar Province, identified the commander as Hajji Attaullah.

The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) confirmed the December 3 air strike.

The attack took place in Kunar's remote Manogi district near the border with Pakistan.

Attaullah was believed to be an important commander of the Taliban-allied Salafi fighters in Kunar.

In October, Haji Dawran, another important Salafi commander in the province, was killed in a NATO drone strike.

The mountainous province of Kunar is home to many extremist factions some of whom are allied with the Taliban.

Based on reporting by dpa and pajhwok.com

Most Popular