No Chinese militants in Afghan Taliban held area: Taliban spokesman

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No Chinese militants in Afghan Taliban held area: Taliban spokesman

KABUL- The Afghan Taliban group in Afghanistan reacted at the reports regarding the alleged killing of a top Chinese militant leader in northeastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claims that the reports regarding the killing of a top Chinese militant leader in Jurm district are baseless as he called it a ‘propaganda by enemies’,Khaama Press has reported.

Mujahid went on to claim that the Afghan forces conducted an operation in Jurm district but the heavy mortar shelling and raid resulted to massive civilian casualties.

The Taliban spokesman claims that 28 civilians including women and children were killed as he emphasizes that no foreign fighters are based in Badakhshan apart from the Taliban militants.

He also claimed that the there is no foreign insurgent by the name of Mustafa among the ranks of the Taliban in Badakhshan. The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North said on Saturday that at least seven militants including two Chinese nationals were killed during the operations.