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Afghan Troops Kill Top Taliban Commander

A top commander of the former Taliban regime who allegedly led rebel fighters in southern Afghanistan was killed in a shootout with Afghan forces, officials said Tuesday. The commander, identified as Hafiz Abdul Rahim, was killed late Sunday in Kandahar province along with 14 other fighters, Malim Syed Ali Khan, the head of the local administration in Maruf district, told The Associated Press. Khan Mohammed Khan, the military chief of Kandahar province, and Haji Grani, the commander of Kandahar’s 7th Corp. military unit, confirmed Rahim’s death in satellite phone calls with AP. Full Story

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