A shadow district governor of Taliban has been killed along with nine of his companions in eastern Nangarhar province.

Officials say Rustam Haqyar was killed in joint security operation of police, army and personnel from the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in Rodat District.

The other nine militants killed include Gul Mohammad, a commander of the group, who was wearing a suicide vest for carrying out a suicide attack.

The operation launched in Triley and Baro areas in the morning and ended in the afternoon on Tuesday.

Security forces captured a fighter of the group alive and confiscated several weapons and ammunition during the operation.

Taliban confirm losing four fighters in a clash with security forces in Rodat District last night but claim more casualties to security forces.


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