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    Senior Taliban leader shot dead in Quetta

    QALAT (PAN): A Taliban-designated governor for southern Zabul province was among five insurgents have been killed in Pakistan’s southeastern Balochistan province, an official said on Tuesday.

    Sharafuddin, the Taliban shadow governor, and his military aide Murad Khan Kamil and three others, were killed in the Saro Nasar area of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan, the Zabul governor’s spokesman said.

    However, Sharif Nasari neither gave a specific date for the killings nor details about the insurgents’ deaths in Balochistan, bordering Afghanistan and Iran.