Taliban’s shadow district administrative chief charge for Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province was killed in U.S.-led coalition forces’ airstrike.
According to the provincial government media office, the Taliban’s shadow district chief for Hesarak identified as Abdul Jabar was killed in a precision drone strike on Saturday night.
The media office added that the drone trike was carried out in the vicinity of Jokan area of Hesarak district and as a result Taliban’s shadow district governor was killed alongside 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 although Taliban militants and ISIS loyalists have been struggling to expand their foothold and activities in this province.