In Afghanistan, killed one of the Taliban leaders

One of the leaders of the movement “Taliban” Maulvi Ahmad Shah died in battle in Afghanistan. About it reports “Xinhua” with reference to the statement by the head of police of the province of Jawzjan.

“Acting on the basis of the extracted intelligence, the security forces early morning of August 7 stormed a hideout of Taliban in the district of Faizabad, told Rahmatullah of Turkistani. — As a result was killed Maulvi Ahmad Shah and four of his fighters.”

Ahmad Shah was a member of the Supreme Council of Taliban “Quetta Shura”, named after the Pakistani city of Quetta. “Ahmad Shah was an important figure, and his defeat will be a serious blow to the militants in Jawzjan and the neighboring provinces,” — said Turkistani.

In Jawzjan province, located in the North of Afghanistan, now the heavy fighting between the Taliban and government forces. After the initial successes of the insurgents, who managed to surround the village Mardan center of the eponymous district, the army and police went on the offensive, the Taliban inflicting heavy losses. Reported an intensification in the province of the troops of the “Islamic state” (an organization banned in Russia).