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police gunned down Taliban shadow governor for western Herat province

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Heratprovincial police chief  claiming police gunned down Taliban shadow governor for western Herat province on Saturday.

Maj. Gen. Abdul Hamid Rozi told a press conference that Taliban’s-designated governor Haji Wazir had a meeting with his colleagues in a house when security forces conducted raid.

The militant resorted to fire upon police party and in the ensuing Haji Wazir was killed while his cousin, son-in-law and other family members were apprehended.

The slain Taliban leader was allegedly involved in murder, kidnappings and several other anti-state activities. Taliban have not commented on the incident so far.

The police chief said that a group of three persons involved in kidnapping had also been busted. The group had kidnapped a child which has been in their custody, he added.