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PublishDate: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 15:55

Taliban negotiator’ son killed in clash in east Afghanistan

Son of a member of Taliban’ negotiating team in Doha has been killed in clash with Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_Abdulhaq Omari, son of Mohammad Nabi Omari, was killed in province, Zabihullah , a Taliban spokesman told 1TV.

The Interior Ministry said that four other Taliban militants were also killed in the clash.

Anas Haqqani, a , said that Abdulhaq Omari was the youngest son of negotiator Mohammad Nabi Omari.

His death comes amid stepped up fighting across Afghanistan amid foreign troop withdrawal from the country.

Intra-Afghan peace negotiations started in in September last year, but there has been little progress.

Separately, Afghanistan’s Defense Ministry in a statement Tuesday said that 187 Taliban militants were killed and 112 others were injured in clashes and counterattacks in the last 24 hours in 15 provinces of the country.

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