In a statement, the Ministry of Defense claimed, the Taliban Shadow Governor for the Sangin district of Helmand province has been killed in Afghan Airforce raids.

A statement issued on Sunday by the MoD stated that Mullah Shafiullah, also known as Mawlavi Nazim, was killed in government military air raids.

According to the statement, three militants were also wounded in the operation.

Taliban have not yet commented over the AAF air raids.

Earlier Wakil Ahmad known as Mullah Nazem, a Taliban shadow governor assigned for Faryab province was killed in an Explosion on Friday night, local police said.

According to police six Taliban-affiliated members including Nazem were killed, when their own explosive device detonated in Dawlat Abad district of Faryab province.

No further details were provided in regards to the incident.

Recent reports indicate, that the Taliban denied the claim by the Faryab officials.