An explosion in western Farah province killed a famous Taliban commander Shah Maqsood who was also famous as Dentist.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said Shah Maqsood and one was his accomplices were killed in an explosion triggered by a roadside bomb.

The statement further added that the two men were planting a roadside bomb in Pashtun Kot district when the incident took place.

The Ministry of Interior also added that Shah Maqsood was in charge of a group of 30 militants in Farah province.

He was involved in various terrorist related activities in various parts of Farah province, the Ministry of Interior added.