Taliban leader Qari Amrullah and his five comrades killed in Faryab clash

KABUL (KHAAMA PRESS): At least six Taliban insurgents including a local leader of the group Qari Amrullah were killed duringa clash with the Afghan forces in Faryab province in North of Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North said Friday that the clash between the armed forces and the Taliban insurgents took place in the vicinity of Ghormach district.

The source further added that at least four Taliban insurgents and an Afghan soldier were also wounded during the clash.

According to the Shaheen Corps of the Afghan military, the ordinary civilians and local residents have not suffered any casualty.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as the Afghan armed forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations in certain northern provinces as the militant and terrorist groups are attempting to expand their insurgency activities in the north.

At least eight militants were kiled or wounded during the Afghan Air Force airstrikes in Pashtun Kot and Andkhoi districts of Faryab late last month.

According to the local military officials, the Afghan Air Force targeted the militants’ hideouts using the MD-530 helicopters, leaving at least three dead and five others wounded.

The officials further added that several weapons, ammunition, and explosives belonging the militants were also destroyed.