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PublishDate: Saturday, December 1, 2018 02:18

Herat intelligence officer killed in Taliban ambush

AVA- Taliban gunmen loyal to rival commanders clashed in Joy Qazi, Deh Mirza Qasim, Deh Aman and Abdal Abad areas of the Shindand district on Thursday afternoon, leaving 35 fighters dead on both sides, the governor’s spokesman said.
Jilani Farhad told media outlets the clashes broke out between Mullah Samad, who is loyal to Taliban supreme leader Mullah Haibatullah and Mullah Nangyali loyal to Mullah Rassoul splinter group.
Mullah Samad lost 18 fighters and Mullah Nangyali 10 to the fierce clashes with another 17 rebels sustaining wounds.
An officer of the provincial intelligence dept, Maj Matin, was killed after Taliban gunmen ambushed a convoy of security forces heading to the scene.
The Taliban also confirmed the infighting in Shindand district.


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