BADAKHSHAN, Afghanistan – The Taliban military commission deputy for Badakhshan province is killed during a battle with Afghan Security Forces, local authorities confirmed.
Sanaullah Rohani, spokesman for the local police, said the Taliban insurgents Monday night carried attacks against security posts in Raghistan district of Badakhshan province.
Afghan forces in a defense position repulsed the attack, inflicting heavy casualties to the militants, he added.
According to Rohani, deputy of the Taliban military commission Mowlawi Attaullah, known as Ibrahim, was killed during clashes.
Taliban did not immediately comment on the incident.