NDS chief for Ghoryan district killed in Taliban ambush

Noorullah Nazari, Head of NDS for Ghoryan district in western Herat province, was killed in a skirmish with Taliban militants, local officials confirmed.

Wahid Qatali, the provincial governor stated Ghoryan governor Farhad Khadimi and Ghoryan NDS Chief Noorullah Nazari were ambushed by the Taliban on the Ghoryan-Zindajan road on Thursday afternoon.

Nazari was killed, and three security force members were wounded in the skirmish, Qatali said.

The official added that the district governor managed to escape unharmed.

The Taliban has not commented yet.