Taliban deputy shadow governor of Ghazni killed

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The shadow deputy governor of the Taliban group for southeastern Ghazni province was killed along with the Red Unit in-charge of the group during the airstrikes conducted by the U.S. forces in Ghazni province, Khaama News reported.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast in a statement said a total of 12 militants were killed during the airstrikes conducted in Moqor, Aab Band, and Andar districts.

The statement further added that the deputy shadow governor of the group Mullah Nasim also famous as Dawood Lang and Red Unit in-charge Abdullah were among those killed.

Another key Taliban group leader identified as Daru Khan was also killed during the airstrikes, the statement added.

In the meantime, the 203rd Thunder Corps said a militant was killed and five others were wounded during a separate clash with the security forces in Niazi area located in the outskirts of the provincial capital of Ghazni province.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.