URUZGAN -- Afghan forces have killed the Taliban shadow deputy governor for Uruzgan Province in an air strike, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement Tuesday (January 2).
Muwlawi Wali Jan, also known as Hamza, and 11 accomplices were killed in the air strike in Tirin Kot, the provincial capital, the statement said.
"Muwlawi Wali Jan was the main planner and organiser of terrorist and destructive activities, armed assault and explosions in [Tirin Kot] and as well as in different parts of Uruzgan Province," said the statement.
The Taliban had no immediate comment.
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