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Jundullah commander killed in Baghlan

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AT News Report-KABUL: A commander of Jundullah militant group has been killed in northern Baghlan province, said a local official.

Abdul Jabar Islami, the chief of Borka district of the province, said that police killed the commander of Jundullah, Qari Ruhullah, in retaliation for an attack on local police checkpoints in the province.

He said that Qari Gulbuddin, known as Qari Ruhullah, was an important commander of Jundullah or the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) in Afghanistan. Islami added that Qari Ruhullah was also wanted for international forces in Afghanistan.

“A group of militants attacked military checkpoint in the district. Afghan security forces killed four militants, including the commander and wounded six others, including the militants’ shadow district chief for Borka,” he said.

The Taliban claimed that they have killed three policemen in the district and wounded four others. However, Afghan forces rejected the claims.