Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Taliban denies shadow governor for Kandahar killed by Afghan forces

Taliban denies shadow governor for Kandahar killed by Afghan forces | The Long War Journal

The Taliban issued a statement yesterday on its official website, Voice of Jihad, after the Ministry of Interior reported that it killed Haji Lala, who it identified as the shadow governor of Kandahar, and Ahmad Shah, the deputy shadow governor, along with 43 fighters during an operation in Shah Wali Kot district. The Taliban appoints shadow governors for each province to direct military operations and run its shadow governments.

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