Taliban Shadow Governor Killed in Badakhshan
 
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Taliban shadow governor of Badakhshan province, along with 14 of his counterparts ‎were killed in an Afghan forces operation on Tuesday, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a statement on Wednesday.

According to the NDS statement, the insurgents were killed in Aab Raghak area of Jurm district of Badakhshan.

Among the dead were Pakistani‎ and Tajiki terrorists, the ‎statement read.

NDS special security has taken serious measures in ‎preventing terrorist attacks in all provinces.

‎The Taliban have rejected the claim and said that the shadow governor is alive.

In a separate operation led by the Afghan army special forces in Northern Kunduz province on late Tuesday night, four militants were killed and five others were detained.

According to the national army first unit press chief, Ahmad Jawed Salim, ‎told TOLOnews, "the operation was conducted last night at about 10 p.m. in Chahar Dara district of Kunduz and ended around 3 a.m."

During the operations light weapons were seized by the Afghan forces, Salim said.

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