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Iranian Members of Taliban Killed in Northern Afghanistan

Iranian Members of Taliban Killed in Northern Afghanistan

Thursday, 3 January, 2019 - 08:45
Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers stand guard at the entrance gate of Marshal Fahim military academy in Kabul, Afghanistan January 29, 2018. Reuters
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Afghan forces have killed two Iranian members of the Taliban in the northern Faryab province, a military commander has said.

The militants were identified as Mullah Ahmad and Mullah Jundullah.

They were among 27 Taliban fighters killed in an air strike, Afghan security sources said.

“The Iranians have been involved in security incidents in Afghanistan, such as arming and financing the subversive groups, but this is the first time we see Iranians fighting within terrorist groups in Afghanistan,” a local official said.

Reports have said that Afghan forces have seized Iranian-made arms from Taliban fighters in the central Ghazni province.

The Taliban discussed Afghanistan's "post-occupation situation" with Iran in their latest meeting, the group said Tuesday.

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