KABUL, Aug 12: A known Taliban guerilla leader was killed by US-led and Afghan forces after leading an ambush on a military convoy in eastern Afghanistan, a provincial security officer said on Thursday.
The Taliban attacked the convoy on Wednesday in the district of Alishing in Laghman province, some 80km northeast of Kabul. After a two-hour firefight near the village of Qala, the attackers fled leaving behind the body of Mullah Janan, a known Taliban military commander.
In another incident two Taliban fighters were captured in the Maruf district in Kandahar. -Reuters