ALERT LINE
Taliban leader killed in northern Afghanistan – News – Stripes

Taliban leader killed in northern Afghanistan – News – Stripes

An airstrike has killed a senior Taliban commander in northern Afghanistan along with a number of his fighters, officials said Monday.

The attack in Kunduz province on Sunday is the latest setback for the militant group since Washington authorized an expanded role for U.S. forces, allowing them wider latitude to target the group.

Hijratullah Akbari, head of public affairs for Kunduz police, said the airstrike that killed Qari Ghafour, whom he described as “one of the famous Taliban leaders,” was carried out in Chahar Dara district. He said at least 14 of his men were also killed.

Source: Taliban leader killed in northern Afghanistan – News – Stripes