Taliban Shadow District Governor Among 9 Militants Killed in Balkh

(Last Updated On: September 22, 2019)

Taliban’s shadow governor for Zari district of Balkh province was killed in a clash with Afghan forces on Saturday night, 209 Shaheen Corps said in a statement.

According to the statement, the clash occurred at around 8: 45 pm when a group of Taliban fighters led by shadow district chief Mawlawi Gul Ahmad -also known as Abuzar- attacked Afghan forces’ positions.

The attack was repelled by Afghan National Security and Defense forces with air supports, killing at least  8 other Taliban fighters and wounding 13 more, the statement added.

Meanwhile, two pro-governmental forces were also killed while 4 security forces were wounded in the action, the statement said.

The Taliban militant group yet to make a comment in this regard.

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