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Shadow district chief among 8 Taliban killed in Balkh

Shadow district chief among 8 Taliban killed in Balkh

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Sep 22, 2019 - 15:41

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Talibaninfo-icon’s shadow chief for Zari district of northern Balkh province has been killed along with seven fighters during separate security forces’ operations, the Afghan military said Sunday.

The statement from the Afghan army’s Shaheen Military Corps received by Pajhwok Afghan News said security forces conducted air-and-ground operations against Taliban militants in the Zari district.

Mualvi Gul Ahmad aka Abu Zar, a Taliban-designated chief for Zari district, was killed along with seven of his associates and another 13 militants were wounded in the operations.

The statement added the operations were launched after Taliban militants attacked security check-posts in the district.

Two uprising members were also killed and four others wounded in the operations, the military statement said.

The Taliban have not yet commented about the casualties.

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