Taliban’s shadow provincial governor, Qasim Sabri was killed along with shadow district governor Qari Osman following the drone strike, local officials said.
The officials further added that the aristrike was carried out around 3:00 pm local time, while the Taliban militants were looking to cross the border and enter Pakistan.
Shegal district chief, Abdul Zahir Sapi confirmed that 12 militants including Taliban’s shadow governor along with Taliban’s shadow district chief were killed following the drone strike.
Provincial security chief, Gen. Abdul Habib Syedkheli also confirmed the death of 12 Taliban militants including the two senior Taliban leaders.
Several other Taliban militants were also reportedly killed following the drone strike which was carried out in Shegal district.
Kunar is among the volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where Taliban militants are actively operating in its various districts and routinely carry out insurgency attacks.