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Taliban’s shadow district chief killed in Nangarhar raid

Taliban’s shadow district chief killed in Nangarhar raid

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Feb 24, 2019 - 15:09

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Security forces have killed the Talibaninfo-icon-designated chief for the Lalpora district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday.

Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News intelligence personnel conducted a clearing operation in Momandara district late Saturday night.

In the raid conducted bt the National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon), Taliban’s acting head for Lalpura district Sherzaman was killed along with an associate.

Two insurgents were captured alive and several weapons seized during the overnight raid, the official said, adding civilians and security forces suffered no harm.

One insurgent was killed and two others were wounded in a clash with security forces in the Alishang district of neighbouring Laghman province.

The Taliban stormed security check-posts in the Injil locality of the district late on Saturday night, 201st Selab Military Corps spokesman Haroon Yousufzai said.

The Taliban have not yet commented on the incidents.

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