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News number: 8710301493

16:22 | 2009-01-19

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Senior Taliban Commander Killed in Pakistan

TEHRAN (FNA)- A top Taliban commander has been killed in fighting in a Pakistan tribal region Saturday morning.



Stating that the commander killed together with 12 other militants, Pakistani security officials said the ground forces launched the attacks after receiving information about the hideout of senior commander Yaqub and his fighters in a house at Lakaru area of Muhmand agency near Afghan border.

One Pakistani soldier was also killed in fighting with militants, they said.

Officials said the Pakistani forces used artillery to hit the militants and they fired back when the ground forced began a raid.