Mohammad Khan Ahmady, Commander of Faryab’s Special Police Unit, was killed in Balkh’s Sholgara district on Saturday night, local security officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the murder of the special unit commander.
According to the Sholgara District Police Chief Sayed Arif Iqbali, Mr. Ahmady was shot dead along with three others by Taliban militants in the Seya Ab village of the District. Iqbali said that Taliban also took two others with themselves.
Mohammad Khan Ahmady was in the Sholgara District to attend the funeral of his father, local sources said.
The Taliban has increased its presence in a number of Balkh’s districts.