A commander of the Taliban group and his seven fighters were killed in a U.S. drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps in a statement said the U.S. forces on Saturday carried out an airstrike using unmanned aerial vehicle targeting a Taliban commander famous as Dada and his fighters in Marki Khel area of Khogyani district.

The statement further added that a Taliban commander famous as Dada was killed in the airstrike with his seven fighters.

Another Taliban militant has also been critically wounded, the 201st Silab Corps added in its statement.

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

Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in East of Afghanistan but the security situation in some of its remote districts have deteriorated during the recent years as both Taliban and ISIS loyalists attempt to expand their insurgency in this province.