NATO confirms Afghan Taliban commander killed

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May 13, 2007 14:25

 
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A US-led coalition operation supported by NATO troops killed feared Taliban military commander Mullah Dadullah, dealing the insurgency a "serious blow," a NATO statement said, confirming Afghan reports of his death. Mullah Dadullah, a commander who trained suicide bombers, was killed after he left his "sanctuary" in southern Afghanistan, said a statement from NATO's International Security Assistance Force. It said Afghan forces assisted in the operation. "Mullah Dadullah Lang will most certainly be replaced in time, but the insurgency has received a serious blow," it said.

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