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PublishDate: Tuesday, December 22, 200912:00

Afghan, NATO forces kill Taliban commander in Wardak province

Shahidullah Shahid, spokesman for the provincial administration, said Sunday, "Acting upon intelligence reports, the joint force raided a compound in Nirkh district Saturday night, killing the local Taliban commander Mullah Rohullah and wounding his comrade Noor Mohammad."

Three other suspected militants had been arrested by the joint force, the spokesman said, adding, "An assault rifle and a pistol were also seized from their possession."

No causalities on the troops and civilians have been reported, he said.

Taliban militants, who staged a bloody comeback four years ago in their traditional hot bed in the southern provinces, have been mounting pressure on the provinces near Kabul since early 2008.

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