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Taliban kill ex-comrade in Kunduz

Taliban kill ex-comrade in Kunduz

May 09, 2011 - 14:40

KUNDUZCITY(PANinfo-icon): Talibaninfo-icon insurgents shot dead a former colleague who had recently surrendered to the authorities in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Monday.

Maulviinfo-icon Mohammad Nabi, the former Taliban commander, was killed along with his four guards in a gun attack on Sunday night in the Tash Guzar village of Imaminfo-icon Sahib district, the district chief, Mohammad Ayub Haqyar, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The 10:00pm attack was being investigated, but so far no one had been arrested, the official said.

A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claiming responsibly for the assassination, called Nabi one of their prominent former commanders. He was killed for switching sides along with his 20 loyalists three months back, he said.

Nabi had declared suicide attacks un-Islamic after a suicide attack in March on the statistics department in Imam Sahib district killed 33 people and injured 40 others civilians. He had informed the government about threats he had been receiving from his former comrades.

Maqsud Tajik, another commander who surrendered along with 10 others fighters six months ago, expressed concern over the killings of surrendering militants. He said the government's failure to protect surrendering people would collapse their morale.

Since October, 2010, as many as 300 armed opposition insurgents had joined the peace process in Kunduz.



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