Kabul [Afghanistan]: At least six militants affiliated to terror outfit the Taliban, including its local leader have been killed in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province. The deaths were the result of the raids conducted by the Special Operations Forces of the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), Khaama Press reported.
The operation was conducted in the vicinity of Khogyani district according to the statement issued by the provincial government media office. The Taliban leader killed during the operation has been identified as Faridullah who was also famous as Zindani, the statement added. Two other individuals, identified as Ezatullah and Hejratullah have been arrested on suspicion of having connections with the Taliban, according to the report.
No comments have been received from the anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban militants in connection with this report by far. This comes in tandem with various ongoing counter-terrorism operations in certain northern provinces as the militant and terrorist groups are attempting to expand their insurgency activities in the north. The US military based in Afghanistan also conduct regular airstrikes against the IS, Taliban, and other militant and terrorist groups. The US forces conduct airstrikes by using unmanned aerial vehicles in the province to clamp down the militants, according to the reports.