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Taliban governor among 14 killed in Afghanistan clashes

AP  |  Kabul 

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

Amir Gul Hussainkhil, the deputy provincial police chief, said 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 confirmed that the shadow governor was killed and said four other fighters died in the clashes.

Elsewhere in Afghanistan, a roadside bomb killed a district police chief and his driver in the southern Zabul province late yesterday, according to Gul Islam Sial, spokesman for the provincial governor. He said four police were wounded in the blast.

In the northern Takhar province, Taliban fighters killed a senior border police officer and wounded four police in an ambush early today, police spokesman Khalil Aseer said.

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First Published: Wed, April 19 2017. 21:22 IST