Mohammad Fahim Dashty, the spokesperson for the National Resistance Front (NRF) has been killed in clashes with the Taliban in the city of Bazarak, the capital of Panjshir province.
Fahim Dashty founded a newspaper in Kabul after the US-led invasion and was known for his work with journalists.
Dashty had a long relationship with the family of Ahmad Shah Massoud. He was with the elder Massoud during the September 9, 2001 suicide bombing that led to Massoud’s death.
In recent months, he became the spokesman for Ahmad Shah’s son, Ahmad, who was leading the resistance against the Taliban rule in Panjshir.
Dashty, who had founded a newspaper in Kabul after the US-led invasion of 2001, was also known for his work for journalists in Afghanistan.