Taliban militantsA key member of the Taliban group was killed during an operation in northeastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Monday.

“Yesterday evening, Afghan National Police conducted a security operation to clear some of the areas from terrorists and enemies of peace and stability of Afghanistan,” a statement by MoI said.

The statement further added “The operation was conducted in Band Ghorila village, Raghistan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, as a result a key member of armed Taliban group (Qari Zubair) was killed and three other armed Taliban were wounded.”

According to MoI, the Afghan police forces also discovered some ammunition during the operation.

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

Badakhshan is among the relatively volatile provinces in northeastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed militant groups are actively operating in a number of its districts and often carry out insurgency activities.

Earlier, a group of 9 Taliban insurgents were killed after stepping on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by the fellow fighters of the group in this province.

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