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Taliban’s deputy governor for Ghor killed in firefight

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Taliban’s deputy governor for Ghor killed in firefight

Aug 30, 2016 - 15:35

FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): The Talibaninfo-icon’s shadow deputy governor for western Ghorinfo-icon province has been killed during a clash with security forces, an official said on Tuesday.

Pasaband district chief, Farid Afghanyar, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Raz Mohammad Ghamai, the Taliban’s deputy governor, was killed in a firefight in Mudirha area late on Monday.

He said Ghamai was a key insurgent commander in the area and his elimination would help restore normality in the area.

Afghanyar said that a coordinated attack on Pasaband district by the militants was thwarted last night. But he had no information about casualties.

Meanwhile, an intelligence official who wished not to be namedsaid Ghamai, known as Miraj, was resident of the Chahar village of Pasaband district. He had been living in Helmand for the past nine years.

The source said the Taliban commander was an expert in planting bombs and directing attacks on security posts.“Ghamai was killed in a counterattack two days ago.

“His body lay at the clash site for one full day. Militants away took away his body after a fierce clash on Monday,” the official revealed. The Taliban are yet to comment on the killing of their commander.


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