• publish: 27 March 2016
  • time: 7:38 pm
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 3662

Taliban shadow district governor killed in Baghlan province

Afghan government forces mounted pressure against Taliban militants in the northern Baghlan province, killing a shadow district governor on Sunday.

“The security forces launched a cleanup operation in Koro valley of Dushi district on Saturday. As a result, a Taliban shadow district governor Mullah Jan Mohammad was killed on Sunday morning,” Abdul Satar Bariz, governor of Baghlan province, told media.

Jan Mohammad had organized roadside bombings and targeted security personnel, Bariz said, adding that Jan Mohammad’s elimination is regarded as a major blow to the Taliban fighters in Baghlan province.

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