22:08 GMT27 July 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Afghan security forces have killed the Taliban (banned in Russia) intelligence chief in the country's eastern province of Logar, the Afghan Interior Ministry said on 12 July.

    "During a special operation by Afghan special police forces ... in Logar province last night, the Taliban* intelligence chief ... was killed," the ministry said in a statement, adding that two more militants had been apprehended.

    At the moment, Afghanistan is facing a stand-off between government forces and the Taliban, which reportedly took over 85 percent of the country after the US troop pullout was announced in April. Anti-terrorist operations are being conducted across Afghanistan to prevent a further takeover.

    * A terrorist group outlawed in Russia and many other countries.

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