Kabul : A key Taliban commander in Afghanistan, Hajji Wazir, was killed in a raid on Saturday, police said.

“Hajji Wazir, the commander of Taliban militants in west Afghanistan, was chalking out a terrorist plan in a house when the security forces, acting upon intelligence report, raided the house on Saturday morning and killed him,” Xinhua quoted provincial police chief Abdul Majid Rozi as saying.

Wazir commanded some 500 militants and his killing could be a major setback to the Taliban outfit in Herat and  adjoining provinces, Rozi added.

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