2 Taliban, ISIL commander killed in Afghanistan

Staff Report

KABUL -- Two Taliban and a commander of the "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL) recently were killed in Kabul and Farah provinces, while militant attacks left eight civilians and a policeman dead in Baghlan and Kandahar provinces, media reported.

Two Taliban October 30 in Kabul were blown up by their own explosives, which they were planting on the road, the Afghanistan Times reported, quoting Fraidoon Obaidi, chief of Kabul police criminal investigations.

In internecine fighting, the Taliban recently killed an ISIL commander in Golestan District, Farah Province, district governor Ajmal Zahid confirmed October 30, according to the Afghanistan Times. The slain commander "was in charge of training suicide bombers", Zahid said.

In other action, security forces recently foiled a suicide bombing by nabbing the suspected would-be bomber in Kandahar city, Khaama Press reported October 30. The suspect was plotting to attack a police station, police said.

A mortar shell, allegedly fired by the Taliban, October 30 killed at least seven members of a family in a house in Baghlan-i-Markazi District, Baghlan Province, including three women and a child, provincial Governor Gawhar Khan told Pajhwok Afghan News October 30.

A roadside bomb and a suicide bombing in different areas of Kandahar city recently killed a civilian and a policeman, provincial police spokesman Zia Durani said October 30, according to Pajhwok Afghan News.

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