The Ministry of Interior has confirmed that a prominent Taliban commander was killed during an operation of Afghan Special Forces in southeastern Paktika province.

The Ministry of Interior in a statement said a prominent Taliban commander, Maulana Mansoor, was killed during a raid conducted by Special Forces in Paktika province.

The statement further added that Maulana Mansoor was in lead of Taliban militants in Paktika province and was involved in majority of high level and complex attacks in this province.

Thea anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the killing of Maulana Mansoor so far.

Paktika is among the relatively volatile provinces in southeastern parts of Afghanistan. The Taliban, Haqqani network, and militants affiliated with the other groups are active in some of its remote districts and often attempt to conduct attacks against the government and security institutions.

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