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Drone attack kills two Pakistani Taliban commanders in Afghanistan

21 August, 2014

KABUL: Foreign forces' drone strike killed three Taliban commanders, two alleged Pakistani insurgents and wounded five others in eastern Kunar province, Afghan officials said on Wednesday.

"Preliminary information showed that around midnight on Tuesday foreign forces drone attack killed Tahrik-e-Khurasan, an Afghan Taliban group and their two commanders," Kunar Police Chief Abdul Habib Sayedkhaili told TOLOnews.

In a separate drone attack on the same day in Nari district one Taliban commander including two Pakistani Talibs were killed.

"The Taliban commander named Qari Omid along with two Pakistani Talibans were killed on Tuesday around 3 p.m.," Sayedkhaili said.

According to officials, no civilians were injured and no civilian property was damaged in the strike.

The foreign forces have not commented on the attack.

Sayedkhaili adds that on Tuesday a Taliban commander by the name of Noor Rahman has given up his weapons and ranks and has surrendered to the Afghan forces.

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