Taliban leader killed in Zabul encounter
The clash erupted after a group of insurgents attacked a police patrol in the Nawa area late on Wednesday, Nawbahar district chief, Wazir Muhammad, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
During the one-hour gunbattle, local Taliban commander Faizullah was killed, he said, adding police also recovered a motorbike, a walkie-talkie and some weapons.
The Taliban have not yet commented on the incident, but their spokesman Qari Yousaf Ahmadi claimed the fighters killed eight Afghan soldiers in a bomb attack in Shah Joy district.
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