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Air strike kills Taliban commander

08-25-2012 23:59 BJT

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A commander of the Pakistani Taliban has been killed in NATO air strike in eastern Afghanistan. Both NATO and the Taliban have confirmed the news, and identified the dead commander as Mullah Dadullah.

A NATO statement did not say who carried out the assault on Friday, but said the alliance is alone in having the air power to conduct such an operation. Pakistani intelligence officials said Dadullah was killed in a house in eastern Konar province, along with 12 bodyguards. He led the Taliban in Pakistan’s Bajaur tribal group, near the border with Afghanistan.

 

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CCTV.com

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