A top Taliban commander who was involved in high profile attacks and assassinations has been killed in an airstrike in central Maidan Wardak province.

According to the informed military sources, the Taliban leader Ubaid was killed in Sayyidabad district.

The sources further added “An air strike in Sayyidabad district of Wardak province killed Taliban Commander Ubaida, a high profile attack and assassination operative.”

“Ubaida is believed to have been responsible for facilitating, ordering and conducting several assassinations on government employees and other non-combatants,” the sources said.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban have not commented regarding the report so far.

Wardak is among the relatively volatile provinces in central parts of Afghanistan. Taliban and other groups are active in some of its districts and often attempt to carry out attacks against the government and security institutions.


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