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Traffic accident kills six including Taliban commander in Badakhshan province

A traffic accident in Badakhshan province in northeastern Afghanistan has killed six people, including a Taliban commander, and injured two others, local sources reported.

The Taliban security command in Badakhshan has confirmed the accident and said that it occurred in Yawan district when a Hilux-type car veered off the road and overturned.

According to local Taliban officials, one of the group’s commanders, Dawran, was traveling with his family to attend his son’s wedding when their car was involved in an accident.

The cause of the accident is reported to be a technical problem with the vehicle.

Local sources have said that one woman and five men were killed in the incident, and the two injured are men.

Traffic accidents have increased in recent months in Afghanistan, especially in the northern part of the country. Poor road conditions, high speed, driver carelessness, and non-compliance with traffic regulations are some of the main factors that contribute to traffic accidents in the country.