Local officials in Nangarhar province said Tafsir Khan, a former Taliban commander was killed in unidentified gunmen attack.

Zia-ul-Haq Amarkhel, governor of Nangarhar said the incident occurred in the Lalpur district of the province on Monday midnight.

According to Amarkhel, Khan’s five family members including himself and his brother were killed in the incident.

The identity of the attackers on the commander’s house is still unknown.

The Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.

Meanwhile, in a released statement on Tuesday military’s 207th Zafar Corps said at least 22 Taliban were killed and wounded in Herat province.

According to the statement, Afghan national defense and security forces backed by air support clashed with Taliban militants in the “Bazar Kohna” area of Pashtun Zarghun district in Herat province.

207th Zafar Corps stated that nine Taliban militants were killed and 13 others were wounded during the skirmishes and Afghan Air Force raids.

The clearance operation in the region and the district continues until Taliban targets are completely eliminated, the statement read.

In another security incident, an 11-member of Taliban group were killed and wounded in Daimirdad of Maidan Wardak province, while organizing and planning their offensives.

Reports indicate the group was badly hit in a rocket shell explosion as they were planning their attacks inside a Madrassa in the region.

Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.


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