Taliban leaders killed in eastern Afghanistan

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A Taliban leader has been killed in eastern Afghanistan, Nato said today - part of the coalition's stepped-up campaign to capture and kill mid-level insurgent leaders and disrupt their supply lines.

The coalition said in a statement that a joint Afghan and Nato force killed Fared Gul in an overnight operation in Zurmat district of Paktia province. He set up roadside bombs and orchestrated bomb attacks on coalition convoys and aircraft.

Nato also reported that on Saturday a key Taliban leader involved in training foreign fighters was killed in the Bakwa district of Farah province in the west and another Taliban leader was captured in Baraki Barak district of Logar province, south of Kabul.



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