Air strike kills key member of Haqqani network

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Photo: Bilal Zadran known as Hafiz Bilal.

KUNAR— An air strike killed senior Taliban member and shadow governor for Paktika province in Kunar, eastern Afghanistan.

Bilal Zadran famous as Hafiz Bilal was the brother of senior Taliban commander Sangeen Zadran who captured Bowe Bergdahl an American soldier got killed in a drone strike in 2013.

Famous for his brutality, Bilal Zadran was also Taliban red unit Commander who carried out a lethal car bomb attack in Paktika that killed scores of civilians.

He recently moved to Kunar however, got killed in an airstrike on Sunday. The killing of Bilal Zadran is a big blow to the Taliban as the group is negotiating with the US government in Qatar to put an end to the 18 years old conflict in Afghanistan.

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