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Taliban leader Omran killed with 27 fighters in Helmand raids

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ANA-comand-6thkandak-01MD-530 Jengi2A commander of the Taliban group identified as Omran has been killed along with his 27 fighters during an operation in southern Helmand province.

 

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the operations were jointly conducted by the Afghan security forces and with the support of the Afghan Air Force.

According to a statement by MoD, the operations were conducted in Greshk district of Helmand and some weapons and explosives belonging to the militants were also destroyed.

The statement by MoD further added that five militants were killed in a separate operation in Sar-e-Hawza district of southeastern Paktika province.