An airstrike killed the shadow governor of Taliban for Logar and his two deputies, the Ministry of Defense said Friday.

The defense ministry said the airstrike was carried out in Charkh district of Logar.

The statement further added that the airstrike killed Haji Lala, the shadow governor of Taliban group for Logar province.

The Ministry of Defense also added that the airstrike also killed Baryalai and Faridoon, the shadow deputy governors of Taliban for Logar.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the airstrike so far.

The security situation in Logar province has deteriorated during the recent months.

Taliban militants are active in some districts of the province and often conduct terrorist related activities.

Meanwhile, the Afghan forces routinely conduct counter-terrorism operations against the anti-government armed groups in this province.

The U.S. forces also conduct regular airstrikes in restive parts of the country to suppress Taliban and other anti-government militants.


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