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Afghan official: Taliban governor among 14 killed in clashes

AP  |  Kabul 

officials say 14 fighters, including the shadow governor of the northern Baghlan province, have been killed in heavy fighting with forces.

Amir Gul Hussainkhil, the deputy provincial chief police, said Wednesday that security forces launched a large- scale attack on the insurgents the night before in the western part of the province, setting off five hours of intense fighting and killing shadow governor Mawlavi Lal Mohammad.

Hussainkhil said the dead also included a number of expert bomb makers. He says no forces were killed. The have not commented on the fighting.

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First Published: Wed, April 19 2017. 14:13 IST