The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces killed a prominent Taliban group during an operation in North-eastern Badakhshan province.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in a statement said the National Defense and Security Forces ambushed Ataulah, one of the prominent group leaders of Taliban in Baharak district.

The statement further added that the security forces laid the ambush late on Wednesday night in Sarpul Shahr Village of Baharak.

According to MoD, Ataullah was mainly involved in plotting, coordinating and implementing terrorist attacks in Bahrak district of Badakhshan province.

The Taliban group has not commented in this regard so far.

Badakhshan is among the relatively volatile provinces in North-east of Afghanistan.

Taliban militants are active in some of the remote districts of Badakhshan where they often attempt to carry out terrorist attacks against the security forces and government institutions.


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