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At least six terrorists of the Taliban terror outfit were killed in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday.
The deaths were the result of the raids conducted by the Special Operations Forces of the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), Khaama Press reported.
The operation was conducted in the vicinity of Khogyani district according to the statement issued by the provincial government media office.
The Taliban leader killed during the operation has been identified as Faridullah who was also famous as Zindani, the statement added.
Two other individuals, identified as Ezatullah and Hejratullah have been arrested on suspicion of having connections with the Taliban, according to the report.
Last week, Taliban fighters seized a district center in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, while a bomb at an army base in the southern province of Helmand killed at least five people.
Fighters captured the governor’s house and police headquarters in Aq Tapa, in the Qala-e Zal district of Kunduz province and Afghan government forces were fighting to drive them out, said Sayed Assadullah Sadat, a provincial council member.
The Taliban’s main spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said fighters had captured a police headquarters, 10 security check posts and a market in Qala-e Zal, north of Kunduz city.