A local Taliban leader had been killed in an operation in Kandahar province, some 450 km south of Afghan capital of Kabul, the coalition forces confirmed on Sunday.
"During a security operation in Maiwand district, Kandahar province, Saturday, Afghan and coalition forces killed Taliban leader, Abdul Baki," the International Security Assistance Force ( ISAF) said in a statement.
Abdul Baki, also known as Ruzi, was known to operate as part of an extensive insurgent network in Uruzgan, Helmand and Kandahar provinces.
He was responsible for coordinating complex attacks utilizing suicide operatives against Afghan and coalition forces. The security force conducted a precision strike, killing him, it said.
The Taliban insurgent group, which has been waging an insurgency of more than one decade, has yet to confirm the death of their leader.