Dreaded Taliban commander among 7 dead in Badakhshan clash
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A Taliban’s shadowy district governor and six of his accomplices were killed in Jurm district of northeastern Badakhshan, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said on Tuesday.
Mullah Imamuddin, a notorious Taliban commander and governor for Warduj district, was killed along with his six colleagues in Afghan forces’ airstrike in Jurm district late Monday.
Col. Sakhidad Haidari, a senior police officer in the province, said the air assault was conducted in Khol village of Khastak valley.
He added the firefight, however, was still underway. But Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.
Separately, the NDS directorate, said because of summer vacation in Pakistani seminaries, a huge influx of Pakistani fighters was witnessed in Badakhshan.
Qari Abdul Raffay, an elder in Gohar village, said as many as 30 Uzbeks and Tajikistani fighters had intruded in parts of the province. More foreign fighters tend to arrive to intensify battle if government failed to adopt preemptive measures, he warned.
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