Security officials in Badakhshan province say the police chief of Kohistan district of the province has been killed in an Afghan-Taliban skirmish.

Badakhshan’s police spokesman Sanaullah Rohani told Afghan News, that the Taliban has attacked Kohistan district at around 9:00 am yesterday.

He descended; Heavy clashes broke out between security forces and the militant group’s fighters following the Taliban offensive attack and continued until 12:00 p.m last night.

According to him, Abdul Zahir, the police chief of Kohistan district, and two other policemen were killed in the battle.

He also added, that four Taliban fighters were also killed during the clashes and other five militants are wounded.

Badakhshan is counted as one of the most insecure provinces in the country and the Taliban has a large presence in some parts of the province.

The Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.

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