Taliban leader killed in Helmand

Kabul: A key Taliban leader, who was leading the financial affairs and providing logistics for the militants, has been killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province.

The Taliban leader was in contact with the group’s leadership in Quetta and was arranging weapons and other military kits for the insurgents, reported Khaama Press, citing Helmand governor’s office, as saying, in a statement.

No comments have been received from the anti-government armed militant groups, including the Taliban insurgents by far.

Earlier, in late December, at least 17 militants, belonging to the Taliban insurgent group, were killed, in a joint operation by the Afghan air forces and ground forces in southern Helmand province.

“The forces had also seized weapons during the operation,” Provincial governor spokesperson Omar Zwak had said.(ANI)