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NATO airstrike kills Taliban commander in north

NATO airstrike kills Taliban commander in north

An official says a NATO airstrike killed a Taliban commander responsible for a suicide attack on a U.S. aid program in northern Afghanistan.
The police chief of Kunduz province in the north said Friday that a precision airstrike killed a local Taliban commander who uses the alias Qari Latif.
Police chief Abdul Razaq Yaqoubi says Latif died along with 12 other insurgents when a NATO bomb targeted them while they met in a field under a tree Thursday outside the provincial capital.
NATO said Friday it was still investigating the outcome of the strike. It said Latif had boasted of being behind a suicide car bomb on a USAID station in Kunduz city on July 2 that killed two civilians and wounded seven others.


Updated : 2021-08-03 05:50 GMT+08:00