04 Jun '12, 2pm

Brother of Taliban's military commission reported killed

Afghan officials have claimed that a senior Taliban military commander in northern Helmand province who is also the brother of the emir of the military commission was killed during a raid late last week. Mullah Abdul Salam Zakir was killed "as a result of special operation of the Afghan National Army and ISAF forces, which was conducted in the Kajaki district of Helmand province," the Helmand Governor Media Office told The Long War Journal . "Our all information is first confirmed by our security and intelligence resources before the press release." Salam was killed by special operations forces during a raid in the northern district of Kajaki on June 1, the spokesman for Helmand's provincial police headquarters told Kandahar TV . International Security Assistance Force Joint Command (IJC) would neither confirm nor deny Salam's capture, however, and referred all inquiries t...

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