Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Kabul (BNA) At least sixteen Taliban insurgents including the shadow governor of the group for Northeastern Takhar province were killed in an operation in Kunduz province.
The Kunduz police commandment in a statement said the attack was carried out in the vicinity of Dasht-e-Archi district.
The statement further added that the insurgents were targeted in Pul-e-Moman area of Dasht-e-Archi, leaving Taliban’s shadow governor Qari Tayeb dead along with at least 15 insurgents.
The police commandment did not elaborate further regarding the attack, but he noted that the Taliban leader was killed in an airstrike, however it is not clear if the airstrike was carried out by the Afghan Air Force or the US forces based in Afghanistan.