Senior taliban leader killed in Pakistan

Maulvi Daud, a former Taliban governor of Kabul, was shot dead near the Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials confirmed Saturday.

Maulvi Daud, a former Taliban governor of Kabul, was shot dead near the Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials confirmed Saturday. Map courtesy of Google
Maulvi Daud, a former Taliban governor of Kabul, was shot dead near the Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials confirmed Saturday. Map courtesy of Google

A gunman sprayed bullets into Daud’s car near the Shamshatoo refugee camp in Peshawar. Daud’s driver and another person were killed in the attack. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Taliban said the attack was carried out by Afghan intelligence. Officials also said the attack was a rare clash between IS factions.

Thousands of people attended Daud’s funeral on Friday. Daug was among more than a dozen Afghan leaders who had been detained in Pakistan but freed at the request of former Afghani President Hamid Karzai.

By Amy R. Connolly