DroneA key commander of the anti-government armed militants was killed in a drone strike in the restive northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

According to the local security officials, Gul Khan also well known as Khanjar was killed along with four of his fighters in the airstrike.

The officials further added that the airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Imam Sahib district where the anti-government armed militants are actively operating.

The officials also added that the airstrike did not incur any casualties to the local residents.

The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.

The Taliban insurgents are actively operating in a number of Kunduz districts and often carry out insurgency activities.

The group managed to briefly take control of the strategic Kunduz city last year and launched numerous attacks this year with an aim to capture the city after announcing its spring offensive earlier in April.

The latest airstrike targeting a key commander of the militants in Kunduz comes days after the US President granted more authorities to the US forces in Afghanistan to support the afghan forces in their fight against the militant groups in the country.

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