A prominent leader of Taliban group has been killed in a drone strike carried out in western Herat province of Afghanistan, the local officials said.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Jilani Farhad confirmed the airstrike and said a prominent Taliban leader identified as Mullah Ghulam Sakhi was killed in the airstrike which was carried out in Farsi district.

Farhad further added that Mullah Sakhi was the shadow education director of Taliban in Herat and was also involved in other activities including intelligence related operations in Shindand and other districts of the province.

According to Farhad, Mullah Sakhi was also appointed as Taliban’s shadow district chief for Farsi district of Herat provnce.

At least four accomplices of Mullah Sakhi were also killed in the same airstrike, the provincial governor’s spokesman added.

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

Herat has been among the relatively calm provinces in West of Afghanistan but the Taliban militants are active in some of its remote districts and often attempt to carryout terrorist related activities.

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