A senior Taliban leader in charge of the military commission of the group for the 14 districts of eastern Nangarhar province was killed during an operation of the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS).
The governor’s office in Nangarhar in a statement said the senior Taliban leader Gul Mohammmad was killed late on Thursday night in the vicinity of Surkh Rod district.
The statement further added that Gul Mohammad was also famous Sangari and was attempting to flee the area when he was shot dead by the NDS Special Forces.
According to the provincial government, at least two comrades of Sangari were arrested by the NDS Special Forces during the operation.
Sangari had visited Surkh Rod to coordinate the supply of weapons, explosives, and munitions for the future attacks, the statement said, adding that he was mainly looking to carry out attacks in Jalalabad city.
Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in East of Afghanistan but the anti-government armed militants including Taliban insurgents have recently increased their insurgency activities in this province.