Taliban kills four NRF fighters in a clash in Badakhshan province

Local sources in northeastern Badakhshan province reported that four fighters of the anti-Taliban armed group, the National Resistance Front (NRF), including one of its commanders, were killed in a conflict with the Taliban in this province.

According to the sources, this conflict took place on Tuesday in Duzakh Dara area of Shuhada district of Badakhshan province.

The source said that more than 400 Taliban fighters surrounded the NRF fighters in the area and killed its four fighters named Tahir, Naeem, Shokrullah, and Mossadiq.

The number of Taliban fighters killed or injured in the conflict is unknown.

Local Taliban officials in Badakhshan have acknowledged the conflict, but have not provided any further information.

NRF has not commented on this conflict yet.

NRF is an armed group formed of former security forces under the leadership of Ahmad Masoud, son of the Jihadi commander Ahmad Shah Masoud. The NRF has challenged the Taliban in deadly battles in Panjshir, Baghlan, Badakhshan, Takhar, and Kabul provinces many times since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.