A senior leader of the notorious Haqqani Network was killed during the operations of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces in south-eastern Paktia province.

The Ministry of Interior in a statement said the Sher Zaman alias Mohammad Omar, a senior leader of the Haqqani terrorist network who was in charge of intelligence activities of the network in Syed Karam district was killed during the operations which were conducted on Tuesday.

The statement further added that the operation was conducted in Kohsin and Adram Khel villages of Syed Karam district.

At least three other members of the network were also wounded during the same operations, the Ministry of Interior added in its statement.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented in this regard so far.

Paktia is among the relatively volatile provinces in South-east of Afghanistan. Both Taliban and Haqqani network 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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