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1st LD Writethru: Taliban key commander killed in W. Afghanistan

Xinhua, July 4, 2015 Adjust font size:

Taliban key commander in west Afghanistan Hajji Wazir, was killed on Saturday, police said.

"Hajji Wazir, the commander of Taliban militants in west Afghanistan, was in a house to chalk out terrorist plan but the security forces acting upon intelligence report raided the house early Saturday and killed him on the spot," provincial police chief Abdul Majid Rozi told Xinhua.

The killed Taliban commander was commanding some 500 armed insurgents and his murder could be a major setback to the Taliban outfit in Herat and adjoining provinces, the official asserted.

Taliban militants fighting the government to regain power have yet to make comments. Endi