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A top Taliban commander in north Afghanistan was killed in an overnight raid by Afghan and coalition troops in a violent district of Kunduz province, local officials said Friday, while NATO said one of its servicemembers was killed in the south.
Taliban fighters struck at Afghan security forces Sunday, storming an army recruiting center in the north that sparked a daylong gunbattle, and ambushing a bus carrying army officers in the capital — the first major attack in Kabul in months.
Bahadar assumed the post after his predecessor, Abdul Rahman, left for neighboring Pakistan, Mr. Omarkhel said.
District chief Abdul Wahid Omarkhel said insurgents opened fire on the car after the blast, but his bodyguards returned fire and nobody was hurt.