Wakil Ahmad known as Mullah Nazem, a Taliban shadow governor assigned for Faryab province was killed in an Explosion on Friday night, local police said.

According to police six Taliban-affiliated members including Nazem were killed, when their own explosive device detonated in Dawlat Abad district of Faryab province.

No further details were provided in regards to the incident.

Taliban have not yet commented on the attacks.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense said in a tweet, that at least 50 Taliban including one of their commanders were killed and eight others were wounded in Nawa, Garmsir, and the outskirts of central Helmand province.

According to MoD, during the operation eight of the Taliban strongholds were completely wrecked.

Also, a large number of weapons and ammunition were destroyed during the Afghan security and defense missions.

In a separate incident, MoD indicated, that at least 25 Taliban were killed and 12 others were wounded in the Gizab district of Uruzgan province.

Taliban have not yet commented on the MoD operations.


  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.