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Taliban shadow judge for Jawzjan killed

Taliban shadow judge for Jawzjan killed

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Apr 23, 2016 - 16:08

SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A Talibaninfo-icon’s shadow judge for northern Jawzjan province was killed along with his three guards during a clash with security forces on Saturday, an official said. In Baghlan, 20 militants joined the peace process

Mohammad Raza, the governor’s spokesman for northern Kunduz province, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban judge for Jawzjan was killed in Qazan Narwi of Manjigak district around 1:30pm.

He identified the slain Taliban judge as Abdur Rahman. The Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.

Elsewhere, a 20-member rebel group had been operating against the government in Doshi district of northern Baghlan province joined the peace process.

Baghlan Governor Abdul Sattar Bariz said Taliban commander Amruddin along with his 19 fighters joined the government and surrendered 19 weapons to security organs.

Amruddin told Pajhwok Afghan News that they had been fighting against the government in Doshi district over the past two years.

“We did not know Taliban are receiving orders from Pakistaninfo-icon. We shunned insurgency after realising it and with our elders’ suggestion,” he said. He asked the government to pay attention to their protection.

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