Taliban leader shot dead by intelligence agents in Baghlan raid
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): The Taliban’s deputy chief for the Barfak district of northern Baghlan province was killed in a raid early Wednesday morning, an official said.
Governor Abdul Sattar Barez told Pajhwok Afghan News National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives gunned down Qari Abdul Wase in the Gazan village of Khinjan district.
Two injured bodyguards of Wase were held in the raid that took place at around 4:00am, he said. A walkie-talkie and two machine-guns were also seized during the operation.
Barez said Wase was named deputy district chief after the Taliban’s shadow district head was killed a month ago. He was involved in terrorist activities on Pul-i-Khumri-Kabul highway.
The Taliban have not reacted yet to the governor’s claim regarding the killing of their key member, but the group claimed capturing some check-posts in Baghlan.
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