The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has announced that a prominent Taliban commander has been killed in Maidan Wardak province.

Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said, that on Friday night, a senior Taliban commander, including two of his associates were killed by joint security forces on their way to another province.

According to Arian, the Taliban commander was named “Awal Khan”, who intended to travel to Paghman district of Kabul city from Maidan Wardak province to carry out terrorist acts.

The Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.


  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.