Afghan forces kill Taliban leaders in 2 provinces

Salaam Times

KABUL -- Afghan forces killed two Taliban leaders in Balkh and Farah provinces, Khaama Press reported Thursday (August 1). It did not give the date of either incident.

Afghan forces carried out air strikes in the Chahar Bolak and Chamtal districts of Balkh Province, said the 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA) in a statement.

The air strikes killed nine Taliban members including commander Qari Mehdi, said the ANA.

Meanwhile, in Farah Province, Taliban commander Mullah Ghazali died of injuries suffered in a battle with security forces that occurred a few days ago, Khaama Press reported separately, quoting provincial police.

The Taliban did not comment on either report.

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