A Taliban hit-squad assassinated a charismatic blind police chief, Shah Mohammad, known for taking the fight back to the rebel group and surviving dozens of attacks for nearly two decades in Afghanistan's southern Uruzgan province.

Shah, 44, was killed on Monday night in Trinkot, capital of the restive province, by a group of armed assailants, Uruzgan governor's spokesperson Zargai Ebadi told EFE.