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
Gunmen kill a young girl in Takhar
Security officials in Takhar province have confirmed reports that a young girl was killed by unidentified gunmen in a Taliban stronghold.
Khalil Asir, the Takhar police spokesman, said in connection with the killing of the girl by unknown gunmen: “They were shot dead.”
Mr. Asir added that the girl was 20 years old and had been shot dead by a gunman in the city center, and the motive for the murder was still unknown.
A Takhar police spokesman said an investigation had been launched into how the young girl was killed in Takhar, and that the province’s police would work hard to arrest the culprits.
The Taliban shot and killed a young girl in the city of Takhar. Peace talks between Taliban leaders and the delegation of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Doha, Qatar, have been underway for almost a week, and the second round has begun, with the delegation calling for a ceasefire and the Taliban seeking an interim government.
Reporter: Shakib Zahir