A shadow judge of the Taliban group was killed in airstrikes carried out by the coalition forces in eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan.
The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East in a statement said the airstrikes were carried out in Mar Sangi area of Badpakh district on Friday.
The statement further added that the shadow judge of Taliban Mawlavi Lal Mohammad was killed along with four other militants in the airstrikes.
The other militants who were killed in the airstrikes have been identified as Taliban commander Mawlavi Fazaluddin, Abdul Ahmad, Mawlavi Nsir, and Abdullah.
The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban have not commented regarding the deaths of the group’s militants so far.
Laghman is among the relatively calm provinces in the East but the anti-government armed militants are attempting to expand their foothold in some of the districts of the province.