Army general killed in Afghan attack

Indo Asian News Service

Kabul, April 17 (IANS) An Afghan Army General was killed and another person injured in an attack in Kunduz province on Monday, authorities said.

The commander of Baghlan coordination command General Abdul Hai Atayi, who was travelling from Badakhshan to Baghlan, was ambushed by Taliban militants, Khaama Press reported.

Several other officials accompanying Atayi were also killed in the atatck but the exact number was not ascertained so far.

The Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.

Kunduz is among the relatively volatile provinces in Afghanistan where the Taliban insurgents are active.

The latest attack on the commander comes despite the Afghan intelligence said there was panic among the Taliban insurgents following the death of their leader Mullah Abdul Salam.

--NAS

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