Ghazni provinceA senior Taliban was among three militants who were killed following clashes in eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan, local officials said.

The militants were killed in restive Andar district of Ghazni province following clashes with the Afghan security forces, Andar district chief Qasim Desiwal said.

He also added that the senior Taliban leader was recognized as Mullah Shuja, who was among the senior Taliban leaders and was involved in major attacks against the Afghan security forces.

The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the reports so far.

Ghazni is among the volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan, where Taliban militants are openly operating in a number of its districts including Andar district.

Taliban militants frequently carry out insurgency attacks in various districts of Ghazni province, however majority of the incidents are taking place Andar district where the public uprising against the Taliban militants was initially launched.

An Afghan Local Police (ALP) commander, Shaheen who was involved in public uprising against the Taliban militants in Andar district was killed following a suicide attack earlier this month.


  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.