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Afghan forces killed Taliban’s designated deputy governor for Panjshir

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KABUL: Afghan security forces have killed a key Taliban member and the group’s designated deputy governor for Panjshir—a relatively peaceful province that recently Taliban trying to destabilize.

Ministry of Interior in a statement on Sunday said that the operation was carried out by Afghan security force in Ahangaran village in Nijrab district of Kapisa province in which Abdul Ahad, known as Zolfaqar, Taliban’s designated deputy governor for Kapisa’s neighboring Panjshir Province was killed along with his five fighters.

“Zolfaqar—the killed Taliban member, was also involved in different subversive activities in Kapisa, and its neighboring provinces.”  

The Taliban group did not comment on the issue so far.

This comes as recently dozens of former Mujahideen fighters and members of the public uprising forces have mobilized alongside the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces in the central province of Panjshir to defend their areas against a possible attack by the Taliban insurgents who seek to infiltrate in one of the most secure provinces from neighboring Badakhshan Province. 

According to TOLONews, Panjshir Police Chief Mohammad Ishaq Tamkin said the Taliban has expanded their threats against the province after the group captured Keran Wa Manjan district of the northern province of Badakhshan.

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