The provincial government media office in a statement said Taliban’s shadow district chief for Hesarak Abdul Jabar was killed in a drone strike on Saturday night.
The statement further added that the airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Jokan area of Hesarak district and as a result Taliban’s shadow district governor was killed along with his six accomplices.
Jabar was travelling in a 4×4 vehicle with his accomplices when he came under the airstrike, the provincial government added in its statement.
According to Nangarhar governor’s office, the local residents have not suffered any casualty during the air raid.
Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in East of Afghanistan but the Taliban militants and ISIS loyalists have been attempting to expand their foothold and activities in this province.
However, the Afghan and U.S. often conducted counter-terrorism operations and airstrikes to suppress the anti-government armed militants.