The mastermind of Monday’s attack on the NDS base in Maidan Shahr, in Wardak province, was reportedly killed along with seven other "terrorists" in an airstrike on Tuesday night in the province, NDS said in a statement Wednesday morning.
“Commander Noman, the mastermind of Wardak attack, was killed in an airstrike in Maidan Shahr district of the province along with seven other terrorists,” read the National Directorate of Security (NDS) statement.
Other members of this terrorist network will be tracked down and eliminated, the statement read.
However, on Wednesday afternoon, the Taliban issued a statement rejecting claims of Noman's death.
Thirty six NDS personnel were killed in Monday’s deadly suicide bombing at a training center in Maidan Shahr, the capital of Wardak province.
A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle laden with explosives early Monday morning.
Eyewitnesses said that a suicide attacker first detonated a Humvee full of explosives close to the center and then four other attackers clashed with NDS forces.
According to eyewitnesses all the attackers were dressed in NDS uniforms.
After a five hour clash, the bodies of many NDS personnel were found in the ruins of a collapsed building.
Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and said a group of insurgents had stormed the base.