The Taliban’s shadow district governor of Badakhshan’s Maimay district has been killed, provincial authorities confirmed on Monday.
Badakhshan Police spokesperson Sanaullah Rohani told Reporterly that Taliban fighters had attacked security checkpoints in the Wadab area of the Maimay district at around 6 am on Monday and the clashes continued for over five hours.
He said that Zia-ul-Haq, the shadow district governor was killed while two more of his fighters were wounded in the clashes.
Provincial police said the security forces did not suffer any casualties and the insurgents retreated.
The Taliban have yet to comment.