Local Taliban Commander, Six Militants Killed in Separate Clashes in Kandahar Province

At least seven Taliban militants including a local commander of the group were killed during separate clashes in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

The Interior Ministry of Interior, in a statement, said the clashes took place in Nish and Khakrez districts of the province, Khaama Press reported.

“Yesterday, a senior local commander of Taliban was killed in a clash with Afghan National Police and Afghan National Army,” the Ministry said in a statement.

The statement further added that the clash took place in Shin Kian region, Nish district, southern Kandahar province.

“In a separate report, six Taliban fighters were killed and three others were wounded in a clash with Afghan National Police,” the statement added.

“The incident took place in Mandigak region, Khakriz district, southern Kandahar province,” the statement said, adding that “No ANP and civilian was harmed during the incident.”

The anti-government militant groups including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as the security situation in southern Kandahar province had improved comparatively during the recent years where fewer security related incidents have been reported as compared to the other southern provinces.

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