Taliban shadow district governor killed in NE. Afghanistan
Security forces raided Taliban hideout in northeast Takhar province and eliminated three militants including a shadowy district governor, Faiz Mohammad Tawhidi, spokesman for Takhar governor said Tuesday.
"Troops raided Taliban hideout in Kohna Shakh village of Khaja Bahawdin district on Monday afternoon, killing three Taliban rebels, including Qari Omar the shadowy district governor," Tawhidi told Xinhua.
Taliban militants who have intensified activities against Afghan and NATO-led troops have yet to make comment.