Taliban with flagThe Ministry of Interior has claimed killing the shadow governor of Taliban for northeastern Badakhshan province but Taliban reject the claim as baseless.

“Mawlawi Fasihuddin Taliban shadow governor for Badakhshan killed today in Baharak district.” Sediq Sediqi, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior stated in a tweet last night.

According to Sediqi, Mawlawi Fasihuddin who had committed several cases of crime was killed along with 40 of his men during security operations in Baharak District of Badakhshan province.

However, Taliban has turned the report as baseless.

An online statement posted on Taliban website states that Mawlawi Fasihuddin ‘governor and military commander’ is still alive.

Heavy clashes have erupted between security forces and Taliban in Baharak District during the past two days.

The district center briefly fell to Taliban but security forces have regained the control of it.

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