FARAH -- A key Taliban leader in Farah Province has succumbed to injuries sustained in an air strike earlier this week, said the Afghan Defence Ministry Thursday (December 14).
Daud Muzamil, a commander of the Taliban's "Red Unit" special forces unit and the group's military commission chief in Farah, was wounded in an air strike carried out by Afghan forces in Khak-e-Safid District December 11 (Monday), Defence Ministry spokesman Gen. Dawlat Waziri said in a statement.
The Taliban were unable to treat his injuries and he died, the ministry said. Eight other militants were killed as well.
The Taliban had no comment.
Earlier this month, Afghan forces killed the commander of the Taliban's special forces, the "Red Unit", in Helmand Province.
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