Taliban governor killed in Ghazni_censoredAt least 9 Taliban insurgents were killed after they launched a coordinated attack on a police check in Badghis province located in northwestern part of the country.

Provincial police chief Abdul Rauf Taj said clashes between the police forces the Taliban insurgents started on Sunday afternoon and continued for several hours.

He said scores of Taliban militants launched the attack on the police check post in Jund district.

Taj further added that the Taliban insurgents were forced to retreat after their attack was repulsed, leaving at least 9 of them dead.

He did not disclose further information regarding the possible casualties incurred to the police forces during the clash.

The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.

Badghis is among the relatively peaceful provinces in northwestern part of the country but the Taliban insurgents are
attempting to destabilize the province as part of their spring offensive.


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