• publish: 12 December 2015
  • time: 12:12 pm
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 2605

Taliban kill district governor for Baghlan province

A district governor for Burkah district of Bghlan province was shot dead in an ambush attack by armed Taliban assailants on Saturday.

Abdul Jabbar Islami district governor of Burkah was on his way to Pul-e-Khumri, the provincial capital when he was attacked by the armed Taliban in the Bala Dowri locality, local official said.

The official added that the assailants took Islami’s vehicle.

An individual who dubbed himself as the local Taliban leader claimed responsibility for the killing of district chief. In a telephonic conversation he said the Taliban took his vehicle as booty.


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