News - Afghanistan
A Taliban shadow governor for north-eastern Badakhshan province was killed in an Afghan military airstrike on Monday night in the province, local officials said on Tuesday.
The shadow governor, Mawlawi Imamuddin, was killed with ten other insurgents in an airstrike in Jurm district of the province, local military officials said.
The officials said that about 40 Taliban have been killed in the past ten days in Jurm.
However, the Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.
This is the second Taliban shadow governor to be killed in less than a week during military airstrikes. Omar Zadran was killed along with two commanders and 12 insurgents in Kunar province on Sunday.
Meanwhile, insurgents have increased their activities in Badakhshan in recent months. As a result, hundreds of families have been displaced in the past few weeks due to ongoing clashes in the Yamgan district, local officials said on Tuesday.
The clashes have reportedly led to Yamgan district falling into the hands of the Taliban. However, military forces have launched an operation to re-take control of the district, provincial acting governor Shah Wali Adeeb said.
More troops have also been sent in to support the local security forces, officials said.