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Taliban kill HIA commander’s sons in Ghor clash

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Taliban kill HIA commander’s sons in Ghor clash

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Jan 13, 2018 - 18:07

FEROZ KOH (Pajhowk): Two sons of a former Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) commander have been killed and he injured in a clash with Taliban insurgents in western Ghor province, an official said Saturday.

Gunmen loyal to Taliban commander Abdul Hamid injured HIA commander Jahan Sher and killed his two sons late on Friday, confirmed Abdul Rahman Attashan, deputy chief of the provincial council

He told Pajhwok Afghan News the clash occurred over the collection of usher or 10th part of a harvest.

The governor’s spokesman, Abdul Hai Khatibi, said the two anti-government commanders clashed over leadership of the tribe. He also confirmed the casualties.

However, the Taliban rejected any clash with HIA commander in the area. Some other sources said commander Jahan had been arrested by the government over cooperation with Taliban but released him after one year in jail.

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