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    Afghan Forces Kill Head in Charge of Daesh Activities in Central Asia - Reports

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Afghan Special Forces have killed a senior militant leader who was in charge of Daesh* activities in northern Afghanistan and Central Asia, local media reported.

    The militant, identified as Mufti Uzbek, was killed during an operation in the village of Dahana-e-Ghori, Baghlan Province in the northeast of the country on Friday night, the Khaama Press news agency reported late Saturday.

    Conflict-ridden Afghanistan has been dealing with long-term instability caused by fighting between government troops and Taliban militants, as well as groups affiliated with al-Qaeda*, Daesh and other insurgents.

    READ MORE: Russian Security Services: Daesh Picked N Afghanistan as New Centre of Caliphate

    The Afghan National Defence and Security Forces, supported by a US-led coalition, have been conducting joint operations to combat terrorism across the country.

    *Terrorist groups banned in Russia and many other countries.

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