KABUL – At least four Taliban militants, including the group’s local leader were killed following a drone strike in southeastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.
According to the local government officials, the airstrike was carried out by NATO-led coalition security forces in Qarabagh district late on Tuesday night.
The district administrative chief, Fazal-ur-Rehman Sabawoon, confirmed that four Taliban militants, including one of their local leaders were killed following the raid. Sabawoon further added that the Taliban leader who was killed in the raid has been identified as Khoraye.
He said a number of Taliban militants were also injured following the airstrike. The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far.
Ghazni is among the relatively volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed militant groups are actively operating in its various districts and frequently carry out insurgency activities.