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Taliban’s deputy governor among 16 killed in drone strike

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Taliban’s deputy governor among 16 killed in drone strike

Apr 20, 2019 - 14:29

JALALALBAD (Pajhwok): Talibaninfo-icon’s deputy governor for eastern Nangarhar province has been killed along with other militants in Sherzad district, an official claimed on Saturday.

Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News a drone of foreign forces struck the militants in the Marakikhel area of the district on Friday night.

He said Taliban’s deputy governor Sheikh Zar Mohammad -- also known as Rahmani -- was killed along with some key commanders and members of the insurgent group in the overnight drone raid.

According to Khogyani, Taliban’s deputy district chief Noorullah, commander of a 20-member group, Syed Jan, and commander Zabihullah were among 16 militants killed in the strike.

A Taliban judge, Mohammad Alam, and his brother were among 17 suspects wounded, he added. The militant movement has not yet commented on the drone attack.


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