| GEO World|
| Senior Afghan Taliban leader killed: Australian military|
| Updated at: 0842 PST, Wednesday, April 01, 2009|
SYDNEY: Australian special forces soldiers killed a senior Taliban insurgent leader in a joint operation with Afghan soldiers, the Australian Defence Force said Wednesday.
The military said the recent operation killed Mullah Abdul Bari, described as having coordinated attacks in southern Uruzgan province, along with several other Taliban insurgents.
"The removal of Mullah Abdul Bari will significantly disrupt Taliban insurgent efforts to conduct actions that injure and kill Afghan and coalition troops," Lieutenant General Mark Evans said in a statement.