"Andar is regarded as a stronghold of the Taliban militants in Ghazni province. "
Kabul, April 24 - Units of the Afghan National Army raided Taliban hideouts and killed eight insurgents, including two commanders, in the southern Ghazni province Thursday, an army spokesman said.

Units of the national army launched cleanup operations in Andar district of Ghazni province early this morning and so far eight rebels, including two Taliban commanders, Mullah Mansoor and Azizullah, have been killed and five others injured, Nazif Sultani told Xinhua, adding the elimination of the two commanders was a major setback to the Taliban militants in the southern region.

Andar is regarded as a stronghold of the Taliban militants in Ghazni province.

Meanwhile, Sultani said that the operations would continue till the district was cleared of insurgents.


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