The Afghan Special Forces have killed two senior Taliban leaders during a raid in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan earlier today.

According to the informed military sources “Afghan Special Forces conducted a raid in Khugyani district, Nangarhar province and killed two Taliban leaders. The lead weapons facilitator and recruiter for Nangarhar province were killed when they fired upon Afghan soldiers during an operation in the early-morning hours of Feb. 7, 2019.”

The sources further added these Taliban leaders planned and carried out attacks on Afghan military personnel and innocent civilians.

The dead are just two among multiple Taliban leaders who have been killed recently. In December, friendly forces killed Haji Manan – a Taliban commander the militant group said significantly contributed to their violent operations.

By the militant group’s own admission through a press release, Manan’s death was a “major loss.”