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Army general killed in Afghan attack

IANS  |  Kabul 

An Army General was killed and another person injured in an attack in Kunduz province on Monday, authorities said.

The commander of Baghlan coordination command General Abdul Hai Atayi, who was travelling from Badakhshan to Baghlan, was ambushed by Taliban militants, Khaama Press reported.

Several other officials accompanying Atayi were also killed in the atatck but the exact number was not ascertained so far.

The Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.

Kunduz is among the relatively volatile provinces in Afghanistan where the Taliban insurgents are active.

The latest attack on the commander comes despite the intelligence said there was panic among the Taliban insurgents following the death of their leader Mullah Abdul Salam.



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First Published: Mon, April 17 2017. 16:32 IST