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Senior Taliban leader killed with his 10 fighters in Farah province

By Khaama Press - Tue Jan 12 2016, 1:40 pm

Taliban 2 (2)A senior Taliban leader has been killed along with his ten fighters in western Farah province of Afghanistan, local officials said Tuesday.

The Taliban insurgents along with their leader were killed after ambushing a convoy of the Afghan national security forces in Andar Dara district.

Provincial police chief Toryalai Abadyani confirmed the death of the senior Taliban leader along with his ten fighters.

According to Abadyani, the Taliban leader killed during the gun battle has been identified as Mullah Bismillah who was appointed as shadow district governor of Posht Koh district.

He also added that ten Taliban militants were also injured during the gun battle which lasted for almost one hour.

A member of the Afghan police was also injured during the gun battle, Abadyani said, adding that four vehicles of the Taliban militants were damaged.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the report so far.

Farah is among the relatively volatile provinces in western Afghanistan where anti-government armed militants are actively operating in a number of its districts and often carry out insurgency activities.

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