District Governor of the Taliban for Jeghato Killed: MoD

Kabul: The Ministry of Defense (MoD) has announced that Maulvi Hekmatullah Sabawoon, Taliban district governor, and Sayed Khan Tariq, Taliban deputy intelligence chief for Jeghato district of Maidan Wardak province, have been killed.

The ministry said in a statement issued on Thursday said that the men were killed in airstrikes in the Akhtarkhil area of Jeghato district on Wednesday night.

Four other militants were killed in the attacks, which targeted a Taliban hideout, the statement said.

The Ministry of Defense added that as a result of these airstrikes, a large amount of Taliban weapons and ammunition were destroyed.

The Taliban have not yet commented on the matter.

8 / April 2021
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