The shadow district military commission chief of the Taliban and two suicide bombers were killed during an airstrike in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

According to the local officials, the top Taliban leader and two suicide bombers were killed in the vicinity of Greshk district.

A statement by the provincial government confirmed that an airstrike was carried out at around 2am local time on Saturday, leaving the Taliban leader and two suicide bombers dead.

The statement further added that the airstrike was carried out in Shoraki area of the district and the group’s shadow military commission chief killed during the raid has been identified as Mullah Shafiullah.

According to the provincial government, at least nine other militants were also killed during the airstrike.

Another airstrike was also carried out in Bandi Barq area of the district leaving at least six militants dead, the provincial government added.

Uruzgan is among the relatively volatile provinces in South of Afghanistan where the anti-government armed militants are actively operating in its various districts and often carry out terrorist related activities.