Four senior militant commanders killed in Afghan Kandahar province

April 21, 2014 - 12:58:07 pm

KABUL: Four senior anti-government armed militant commanders were killed in the past 24 hours in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

Gen. Zahir Azimi, spokesman for the defense of Afghanistan said at least four militants were also arrested during the operations.

Azimi said Afghan national army soldiers discovered and seized various types of weapons and explosives including 37 improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

He said an Afghan national army soldier was also martyred following an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion; however he did not disclose further information regarding the exact location of the incident.

In the meantime, Azimi confirmed that the Taliban shadow governor Abdul Wasi was killed during an operation conducted by Afghan national army soldiers in southern Kandahar province. (QNA)