KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan insurgent commander planning bombings in Kabul and two of his associates were killed in an airstrike, NATO said in a statement released on Friday.
The military alliance said intelligence sources tracked Nur Mohammed and two armed militants to a field in the remote Musahi district of Kabul province. The NATO statement said coalition aircraft conducted the airstrike Thursday night after ensuring no civilians were present.
It stated that the senior insurgent commander was planning attacks in the capital before the Sept. 18 parliamentary elections. The Taliban has vowed to attack polling stations and warned Afghans not to participate in what they called a sham vote.