Security sources in Balkh province say that the Taliban intelligence chief responsible for two districts has been arrested by the provincial police.

The 209th Shaheen Corps on Monday stated, that in an operation conducted by reconnaissance and intelligence members.

Rozi Khan, the Taliban’s intelligence chief for the Chahar Bolak district of Balkh and Faizabad districts of Jawzjan province, was arrested on the outskirts of Mazar-e-Sharif and was brought to justice for prosecution.

This comes as eight members of Afghan security forces were killed in Badghis and Ghor provinces.

At least ten members of the Afghan security forces were killed and two more wounded in clashes with Taliban militants in Badghis and Ghor provinces, sources told media on said Monday.

six policemen were killed in the AabKamari district of Badghis province when the Taliban attacked security outposts, and four others are reported missing.

In a similar incident, 4 security force members were killed in Taliban clashes in Firuzkoh of Ghor province.

Local officials told the media, that five other security force members were wounded during the skirmish.

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