The district chief of the Taliban group for Pacher Agam district of Nangarhar and his comrades were killed during an operation of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) forces.
The provincial government media office in a statement said at least twelve people including the shadow district chief of the group for Pacher Agam were killed during the raid on Sunday night in Khogyani district.
The statement further added that the raid was conducted based on a tip off in Pati Khargi area of the district where a clash broke out after the NDS force were ambushed, resulting into the killing of 12 militants, including Taliban’s shadow district chief Mawla Mahmood who was also famous as Iftikhar.
Some other key commanders of the group identified as Khanjar, Kamran, Laghmani, Haqyar also famous as Kochi, Sajid, Ghashi, and Syed Wali were among those killed, the statement added.
The NDS forces also confiscated two PKM machine guns, two rockets, five Ak-47s, some hand grenades and munitions, the provincial government said, adding that the local residents and security personnel have not sustained casualties during the operation.
The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.