ZabulSecurity forces have launched operation against militants in Atghar District of southern Zabul which according to officials has been successfully going on.

Deputy Police Chief of the province told reporters on Friday that security forces killed the so-called governor of Taliban for Atghar district and his body guard during a three hour clash in Zeyarat village last night.

Colonel Ghulam Jailani identified the Taliban shadow governor as Mullah Nasir.

He said Taliban left the dead bodies of their colleagues on the battle field.

Col. Jailani added that the operation would continue until security is maintained in the area.

Taliban have not yet commented on the report.