FAIZABAD, Afghanistan, May 4 (Xinhua) — Afghan forces killed a Taliban group commander and captured five of his fighters in Arghestan district of the northern Badakhshan province early Wednesday, an army spokesman in the province, Abdul Khalil said.
“Acting upon intelligence report, a unit of national army laid ambush against a group Taliban militants in Dahan-e-Dara village of Raghestan district in the wee hours of today killing a group commander Qari Samihullah on the spot and captured five of more militants,” Khalil told Xinhua.
Taliban militants who have been fighting over the past couple of months to consolidate positions in Badakhshan province, haven’t commented.
Khalil said over a dozen Taliban fighters have been killed in parts of Badakhshan province over the past couple of weeks.
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