October 19, 2018

Taliban’s shadow governor, another senior leader killed in Kapisa province

By Khaama Press - Mon Jul 23 2018, 4:26 pm

The shadow governor of the Taliban group for Kapisa province was killed along with another senior Taliban leader in Northeastern Kapisa province of Afghanistan.

The Security Chief of Kapisa province Mohammad Hakim Azimi confiremd that the shadow governor of the group Nasim Mushfiq was killed during an airstrike conducted in Tagab district earlier today.

He said the shadow district governor of Tagab Ehsanullah was also killed in the airstrike conducted based on intelligence tip off.

Azimi further added that the two senior Taliban leaders had participated in a meeting of the Taliban militants when they came under airstrike.

According to Azimi, the foreign forces based in Afghanistan had also participated in the operation.

Several other Taliban militants were also killed during the airstrike, Azimi said. However, he did not disclose further information regarding the exact number of the militants killed in the airstrike.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.

Kapisa is among the relatively calm provinces in Northeastern parts of the country but the security situation of the province has started to deteriorate recently amid ongoing efforts by the militants to expand their insurgency.

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