Taliban’s Red Unit commander and his 5 guards killed in drone strikes

A commander of the Red Unit of the Taliban group and his five security guards were killed during the drone strikes conducted in northeastern Kapisa province of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East said the airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Nejrab district on Tuesday.

According to a statement released by Silab Corps, the US forces conducted airstrikes using unmanned aerial vehicles in Pechghan Valley of the district, leaving at least six militants dead, including a commander of the Red Unit of the group.

The statement further added that the airstrikes were carried out as the Taliban Red Unit commander and his security guards were travelling in a vehicle.

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Taliban’s Red Unit commander, deputy governor among several killed in Herat

Several Taliban group leaders including the deputy shadow governor and the commander of the Red Unit of the group were killed in the airstrikes in western Herat province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense spokesman General Dawlat Waziri said the militants were killed in the airstrikes conducted in Khak-e-Safid district of Herat.

He said at least 38 militants including the deputy shadow district governor of the group Mullah Abdul Samad and the Red Unit commander of the Taliban Mullah Lal Haji Bari Jan Sadiq were killed.

Gen. Waziri further added that a total of fourteen militants were also wounded during the airstrikes and several weapons depots were destroyed.

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