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U.S. airstrike kills Afghan Taliban shadow governor near Kunduz city

A Taliban shadow governor for Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province has been killed along with 16 other militants following a U.S. airstrike, said the National Directorate for Security, the country intelligence agency, on Wednesday.

"Taliban shadow governor Mawlawi Salam, along with his deputy and 15 other Taliban got killed in an airstike in Kunduz," the NDS said on its twitter account.

The statement came two days after Taliban took full control of the provincial capital Kunduz city.

[Source: Xinhua, Kabul, 30Sep15]

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