Afghanistan: Taliban governor of Balkh province killed in blast

The Taliban governor of Afghanistan’s Balkh province has been killed inside his office in a suicide attack that was later claimed by the ISIL armed group.

The killing of Mohammad Dawood Muzammil, the provincial governor, on Thursday marked one of the highest-level attacks since the Taliban stormed back to power in 2021. A second person also died in the attack, police said.

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Source: Al Jazeera