The Afghan security forces have killed a senior Taliban leader who was involved in planning and facilitating suicide attacks in North-eastern Kapisa province.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior Nasrat Rahimi said the security forces killed Mullah Abdul Basir, a senior Taliban leader who was involved in planning suicide attacks in Kapisa.

Rahimi further added that the security forces conducted the operation in Nejrab district on Tuesday.

According to Rahimi, the security forces also killed five other militants during the same operation.

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

Kapisa is among the relatively volatile provinces in North-east of Afghanistan.

Taliban militants are active in some of the restive districts of the province and often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.

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