A Taliban intelligence chief along two other Taliban fighters were killed in western Helmand province in an airstrike carried out by the Afghan Air Force (AAF.)
Army officials in southern Helmand province said the Taliban commander was responsible for planning and carrying out attacks in the province.
According to the army officials, the Taliban chief, Mullah Ahmad, along with two fighters were killed on February 6 in Nawzad district in Helmand.
The chief and the fighters were killed when their vehicle targeted by an AAF strike.
Army officials said Mullah Ahmad’s killing will weaken Taliban’s movements in Helmand.
According to the officials, since February, at least 19 Taliban fighters have been killed in Helmand province by the Afghan security forces.
Taliban has not commented on the issue.