Mullah Zakir’s “Anti-Taliban” Still Waging War On Afghan Govt

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KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan police spokesman said a roadside bombing has killed the top government official of a district in western Farah province. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.

The spokesman, Iqbal Baher, said that Abdul Khaliq, the top official in the Khak-e-Safed district, died in the bombing near his home in the city of Farah, the provincial capital, on Tuesday.

He said Khaliq was on his way home from a mosque earlier in the morning when the explosion took place.

Taliban spokesman Qari Yusouf Ahmadi claimed responsibility for the attack in Farah city (Qari Yusouf Ahmadi spokesman for Rasoul/Zakir Taliban faction).

Taliban insurgents frequently use roadside bombs and suicide attacks to target government officials as well as Afghan security forces across the country.