Afghan spy agency says it kills Taliban mastermind of deadly attack

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Afghan spy agency says it kills Taliban mastermind of deadly attack

KABUL: Afghan men stand in front of a collapsed building of a military base after a car bomb attack

Afghan main spy agency said on Wednesday it had killed the Taliban commander behind a deadly attack on an agency base this week, and vowed to hunt down and kill all of those involved.

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said the Taliban commander, identified only as Noman, was killed in an air strike on Tuesday night.

The agency said Noman as the mastermind of a Monday attack on an NDS base in Maidan Wardak province, west of Kabul, in which the NDS said 36 people were killed and 58 wounded. Other officials said the casualty toll was higher.

“Noman, along with seven others, was targeted after being identified by the NDS forces in an operative task,” the security agency said in a statement.

“NDS will follow the terrorist group and kill them all.”

(Reuters)