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Taliban local commander killed in W Afghanistan

2009-09-23 17:33 BJT

KABUL, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- A local Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Latif and his two comrades were killed Tuesday night in a clash with another group of the outfits in Herat province of western Afghanistan, the provincial police chief said Wednesday.

"Two group of Taliban encountered each others in Pashtun Zarghon district as they discorded on dividing money which were collected from local people, resultantly three militants were killed and four others sustained injuries," Police Chief Ismatullah Alizai said.

From the other side, Taliban commander Habib Mughol and his three men got wounded in the fire fight, Alizai added.

Pashtun Zarghon, a district of Herat province bordering Iran, has seen the escalation of violence in the past one year.

Editor: Du Xiaodan | Source: Xinhua