Devahan Minepal, former deputy spokesman for the Afghan presidency and head of the government’s media center, was killed in an armed attack.
The Interior Ministry announced that Minepal, the former deputy presidential spokesman and head of the government media center, was attacked by gunmen in the Darul Aman neighborhood of Kabul.
In the statement, it was reported that Minepal lost his life as a result of the attack. Eyewitnesses claimed Minepal was shot in the back while performing Friday prayers in the mosque.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
VIOLENCE CONTINUES IN THE COUNTRY
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While the peace process in Afghanistan remains uncertain, violent clashes between the security forces and the Taliban continue.
The Taliban captured almost all of the border districts of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in attacks launched in the last week of June. The Taliban, which surrounded the Hayratan border gate, the most important trade route to Uzbekistan, coming from two directions, focused on Ghazni province in the southwest.
Continuing their advance in Afghanistan, the Taliban captured the Islamic fortress on the country’s Iranian border on July 8 and the Spin Boldak gates on the Pakistani border on July 14. The Taliban have stepped up their pressure with heavy attacks in Badakhshan, Tahar, Ghazni, Herat, Kandahar and Badgis provinces.
According to information from the AA correspondent obtained from local authorities, the Taliban have captured more than 150 of the 407 districts, including their centers.