The Ministry of Defense (MoD) spokesman Gen. Dawlat Waziri said the Taliban leader Daud Muzamil was initially injured in an airstrike condcuted in Khak-e-Safid district few days ago.
Gen. Waziri further added that Muzamil was in charge of the Red Unit command of the Taliban besides he was appointed as the military commission chief of the group for Farah.
He said at least eight people were killed in the airstrike and eight others including commander Muzamil were wounded.
According to Gen. Waziri, commander Muzamil died of the wounds he had sustained during the airstrike.
The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the report so far.
This comes as Taliban’s “Red Unit” commander in Helmand province, Mullah Shah Wali, aka Haji Nasir, was killed in a kinetic strike in Musa Qalah, Helmand, Dec. 1. One of Wali’s deputy commanders and three other insurgents were also killed in the strike.
According to a statement by the US military Wali and his “Red Unit” were responsible for planning numerous suicide bombings, IED attacks, and coordinated assaults against civilians, Afghan and coalition forces. Wali was directly responsible for coordinating operations and resupply of munitions, explosives, and materials for the Taliban throughout Helmand province.