A top commander of the Taliban group was killed in an airstrike together with his six fighters in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan, the Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Sunday.
"During an air strike, seven armed Taliban were killed including Janat a key commander of armed Taliban," a statement by MoI said.
The statement further added that the airstrike took place in Sarak Payin village, Chahar Dara District of northern Kunduz province, last night.
According to MoI "After eliminating this group the security situation in this district is expected to improve." The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far.
This comes as a key commander of the Taliban group identified as Gul Khan was killed in a drone strike in this province last week.
The Taliban insurgents are actively operating in a number of Kunduz districts and often carry out insurgency activities.
The group managed to briefly take control of the strategic Kunduz city last year and launched numerous attacks this year with an aim to capture the city after announcing its spring offensive earlier in April.