Jihadi leader killed in attack
26 September, 2012
KABUL: Jihadi leader Azim Khan and two of his bodyguards were killed in an insurgent attack in Afghanistan's eastern Laghman province overnight, local officials said.
The incident took place in Mehtarlam, the capital of the province, when Azim Khan was on the way home, provincial spokesman Sarhadi Zowak.
"The insurgents attacked their vehicle and started clashing with his bodyguards. Four insurgents including their commander were also killed in the attack," he said.
Four other insurgents were injured during the attack, he added. Mr Zowak said that the Jihadi leader had no link with the government. No group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility.
Local officials said that Azim Khan was aligned with the Northern Alliance which has been fighting against Taliban fighters.