Afghan air strike kills 6 militants, including Taliban intelligence chief for Faryab

Salaam Times

MAZAR-E-SHARIF -- An Afghan air strike killed at least six Taliban militants, including the group's intelligence chief for Faryab Province, the 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA) said in a statement Friday (January 11).

The strike killed Qari Sebghatullah in Feroza village, Dawlatabad District, Thursday (January 10), said the statement, which called him one of the Taliban's prominent intelligence agents in Faryab Province.

Sebghatullah provided intelligence for attacks against government employees in the province, it added.

The Taliban did not immediately comment.

The incident came a week after newly appointed acting Defence Minister Asadullah Khalid vowed in a trip to Faryab that the ANA will continue to suppress the Taliban militants in the province.

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