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Taliban Shadow District Governor Among 9 Militants Killed in Balkh

22 Sep 2019 Ariana News

Taliban’s shadow governor for Zari district of Balkh province was killed in a clash with Afghan forces on Saturday night, 209 Shaheen Corps said in a statement. According to the statement, the clash occurred at around 8: 45 pm when a group of Taliban fighters led by shadow district chief Mawlawi Gul Ahmad -also known as Abuzar- attacked Afghan forces’ positions. The attack was repelled by Afghan National Security and Defense forces with air supports, killing at least  8 other Taliban fighters and wounding 13 more, the statement added. Meanwhile, two pro-governmental forces were also killed while 4 security forces were wounded in the action, the statement said. The Taliban militant group yet to make a comment in this regard.

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