The security forces killed a senior Taliban leader and his comrade during a raid in north-eastern Takhar province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the security forces killed Mawlavi Abdul Qahar, a senior Taliban leader in Dasht-e-Qala district.

The statement further added that the raid was conductd late on Saturday night in Ozon Kotal area of the district.

Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the security forces also killed one of the comrades of Mawlavi Qahar during the same raid.