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3 Taliban killed in clash over Ushr in Baghlan

3 Taliban killed in clash over Ushr in Baghlan

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Jun 10, 2017 - 14:28

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): At least three Talibaninfo-icon were killed and two others wounded in a clash with uprising members over Ushr (Islamic tax) collection in the Khost district of northern Baghlan province, an official said on Saturday.

Mohamamd Zaman, an uprising commander in the district, told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants usually harassed people to support them against the local security forces with Zakatinfo-icon an Ushr.

“In the latest instance, we received a report that Taliban were collecting Ushr form people in Khost. We took take urgent action and prevented the militants from receiving the Islamic tax,” he said.

He added Taliban commander Ibadullah was among the three militants killed and two others were wounded in the clash. Zaman assured Khost residents they would not allow illegal gunmen and rebels to harass people.

Baghlan police chief, Brig. Gen. Ikramuddin, confirmed the incident and said three militants were killed and two others injured.

Ajmal, a resident of the district, said the Taliban were openly operating in their area. “They are forcing people into giving them Ushr,” he alleged. The Taliban, however, have not yet commented on the issue.

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