BADAKHSHAN, Afghanistan – A commander of the Taliban’s Red Unit was killed during clashes with Afghan Security Forces in Badakhshan province, local authorities confirmed.
Sanaullah Rohani, spokesman for the Badakhshan police, said the armed government opposition Sunday night attacked Jorm district of Badakhshan province, surrounding the area. But suffered heavy retaliation by Afghan forces.
According to Rohani, the clashes started at around 5 p.m. Sunday and lasted until 11 p.m., warding off at least three of separate attacks.
“As a result of the clashes, Qari Saber, a commander to Taliban’s Red Unit in Badakhshan, including his three guards, are killed,” Rohani said. “Qari Shamsullah, a group leader of the Taliban, including four of his members, were wounded, making them retreat.”
Meanwhile, at least one Afghan forces wounded during the battle.