Taliban key commander among 7 killed in Afghanistan

Kabul: Taliban key commander Mullah Ghousuding was among 7 persons killed on Wednesday in a blast outside Qala-e-Naw, the capital of Afghanistan’s western Badghis province, police said.

“The notorious Mullah Ghousuding, alias Sia Khan, along with his men were busy in subversive activities to terrorize people outside Qala-e-Naw city but an explosive device suddenly went off, killing him and six others on the spot,” a police spokesman told Xinhua news agency.

Describing the commander as a “dreadful terrorist,” the spokesman said Sia Khan’s killing could prove a major blow to the Taliban in Badghis province and adjoining areas.