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Taliban's deputy governor for Kunduz killed in raid

Taliban's deputy governor for Kunduz killed in raid

Jun 23, 2015 - 21:13

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Deputy to the Talibaninfo-icon’s shadow governor for northern Kunduz province has been killed during a raid on a home in Chardara district, the governor said on Tuesday.

Mohammad Umar Safi identified the slain Taliban leader as Rahmatullah, who was hiding in a house with a companion when security forces raided the house.

The two were killed after they attempted to flee and their bodies were in custody of security forces, he added.

The Taliban deputy governor for Kunduz was killed during an ongoing operation to regain control of the Chardara district which fell to the rebels a day earlier following an intense gunbattle with security forces.

The Ministry of Defence on Tuesday said security forces had completely brought under their control 85 percent of the district.

The Afghan army’s ground forces commander, Gen. Murad Ali Murad, told reporters in Kunduz City, the operation was launched 3am on Tuesday morning and wrapped up at 8am after capturing all areas of the district.



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