Afghan policeman and Taliban leader killed

One Afghan police officer and Hafiz Mahfuz, an important Taliban leader, have been killed in a gunfight during which four Taliban members were captured alive.

Afghan policeman and Taliban leader killed

World Bulletin / News Desk

One Afghan police officer and a Taliban leader Hafiz Mahfuz have been killed in a gunfight in the north-eastern province of Badakhshan on Wednesday.

Badakhshan Governorship Spokesman Ahmad Navid Furuten told AA that a clash took place in the Do Ab area in Baharek sub-district between security forces and the Taliban members while the militants were meeting.

Furuten stated that Mahfuz, an important Taliban leader, and a policeman died while a police officer and two militiants were injured during the clash. He also added that four Taliban members were captured alive.

Furuten said that the locals will be able to breathe freely again after the death of Mahfuz as he made frequent attacks on the civilian population.

The Taliban have not made a statement yet over the clash.

Last Mod: 16 Nisan 2014, 14:30
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