Clashes between a member of the provincial council and the commander of a popular uprising killed two people

Security officials in Badakhshan province say two people have been killed in clashes between members of a former provincial council member and a commander of the popular uprising forces.

“As a result of yesterday evening clashes between individuals affiliated with a former member of the provincial council and a commander of the popular uprising forces in the village of Dughalt in Argo district,” Badakhshan police chief Sanaullah Rouhani told the media on Wednesday “Muser, a former member of the Badakhshan provincial council, and Hezbollah, two commanders of the popular uprising, have been killed.”

Mr. Rouhani added that the dead included a member of the People’s Uprising Forces and an irresponsible gunman affiliated with the former Badakhshan provincial council member and that the clash was motivated by personal motives and stressed that the clash had now stopped.

While Badakhshan is one of the most insecure provinces in the country, it is located in the northern part of the country. This insecure province has recently witnessed heavy clashes between security forces and Taliban fighters.

Reporter: Mohammad Nabi Karimi

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