October 19th, 2010
11:03 AM ET

Senior Taliban leader killed in Afghanistan

A senior Taliban military leader was one of 15 people killed in weekend airstrikes in northeastern Afghanistan, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said Tuesday.

The coalition force assaults Sunday in Baghlan province killed Abdul Jamil, who is the Taliban leader for two districts in the area, ISAF said.

Another leader in the area also was killed, ISAF said.

"The strikes killed 15 insurgents armed with rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons. ISAF was able to confirm today that Abdul Jamil and Juma Din, the Baghlan-e Markazi district leader, were among those killed."

In southern Afghanistan, three coalition service members were killed in attacks on Tuesday, ISAF said. And in the south's Kandahar province, more than 10 insurgents died in fighting on Monday, the NATO-led command said.

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