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IS fighters kill Taliban commander, warn TV viewers

2 Feb 2015 - 10:00
2 Feb 2015 - 10:00

PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The administrative chief for Charkh district in central Logar province on Monday said Islamic State (IS) militants had killed a Taliban commander and ordered residents to stop watching TV programmes.

Khalilullah Kamal told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban commander was killed in an early morning clash between the two groups in the main district bazaar.

He said the masked gunmen, wearing black clothes, gunned down Abdul Ghani and wounded his three bodyguards. The Taliban have not yet spoken about the incident.

Kamal said the armed men, who called themselves IS soldiers, entered into local houses and broke down television sets, antennas, tape-recorders and other household items.

The official warned IS rebels would gain ground in the district if the government did not take steps for their elimination.

Mohammad Hanif, a shopkeeper in the main Charkh Bazaar, said a group of masked men came opened fired on four Taliban. One of the fighters was killed on the spot and three others were wounded.

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