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Declared dead several times before, Taliban commander killed in US forces' air strike in Afghanistan

Declared dead several times before, Taliban commander killed in US forces' air strike in AfghanistanMullah Abdul Salam Akhund, who commanded Taliban forces in Kunduz, was one of three fighters killed in a weekend strike by an unmanned aircraft, a senior Taliban official in the province said.

This is reported by Reuters.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed Akhund's death in a statement.

A U.S. military spokesman said an American warplane had conducted a strike in Kunduz on Sunday, but the command did "not have confirmation of the results".

The strike killed Akhund and eight other Taliban, said Sher Aziz Kamawal, a senior police commander in northern Afghanistan.

Akhund, who oversaw the Taliban offensive that briefly seized Kunduz city in 2015, had previously been reported dead several times by Afghan officials.
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