The Taliban’s shadow governor in-charge of Ghor province was killed in a U.S. drone strike in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.
According to the Afghan Military sources, the Taliban’s shadow governor for Ghor identified as Abdul Qayoum alias Rouhani was killed in a coalition airstrike conducted in Helmand province on Monday night.
The military sources further added that Qayoum was travelling in Bahramcha area of Helmand with his five comrades and were trying to cross into Pakistan when they came under the drone hellfire.
The army sources confirmed that Qayoum and his five comrades were all killed in the airstrike.
The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the killing of group’s shadow governor so far.
This comes as Taliban’s shadow governor for Helmand Mullah Abdul Manan was killed in a similar airstrike few days earlier. Taliban terrorist group through their pro-websites mourned the loss of Mullah Abdul Manan Akhund (Manan), its shadow governor and military commander for Helmand, was killed in an airstrike in the southern province.