A key Taliban group member identified as Abu Zar was killed in an airstrike in central Logar province of Afghanistan.
According to the informed military sources, Abu Zar was involved in planning high-profile attacks.
The sources further added that Abu Zar was killed along with two other militants in Mohammed Agha district of Logar.
Logar is among the relatively volatile provinces in central parts of the country where Taliban militants are active in some of its districts and often attempt to carry out attacks against the government and security institutions.
In the meantime, the sources said an airstrike killed 9 Taliban fighters in Sangin district of Helmand province.
The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding airstrikes so far.