Senior Taliban leader killedAccording to reports, another senior Afghan Taliban leader was killed in Quetta city of Pakistan.

The Taliban leader, Mullah Salim was reportedly injured in an attack by his own security guards in Quetta city, and he succumbed to his injuries on Monday night.

Security officials in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan, said the Taliban leader, Mullah Salim died in a hospital around 11 pm on Monday night.

Provincial security chief for southern Zabul province of Afghanistan, Ghulam Jilani Farahi, said, Mullah Salim was one of the senior Taliban group leader, and was also shadow district governor in Mizan district.

According to Farahi, Mullah Salim was also involved in major attacks against the Afghan and coalition security forces in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan.

The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as Taliban commanders were assassinated by unknown gunmen in Quetta city of Pakistan late in December last year, which followed by the assassasination of the top Haqqani Network leader near Islamabad in November.

The Taliban leader Noorullah Hotak was shot dead in Quetta city on December 26 last year, while another senior Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Malik was shot dead by gunmen on 29 December.

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  • Ahmad Shah Ghanizada

    Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.