A Taliban militant commander who was known as Gurg (wolf) was killed overnight in Afghanistan's western Farah province, officials said Tuesday.
The senior insurgent commander identified as Fazl Ahmad was eliminated in an encounter with police in Fararod village of Pur Chaman district.
He was actively involved in destructive and terror activities especially attack on police post in the district, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
One police was injured in the battle, the statement added.
Air raid kills 10 Haqqani militants in Paktika
In a separate statement Tuesday, Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry said that 10 members of Haqqani network were killed in an air raid in eastern Paktika province.
The dead also included their commander identified as Abdullah.
The airstrike was carried out by the Afghan security forces in Dara-e-Shinkay village of Zriok district on Monday evening, according to the statement.
Two more members of the terror group were injured while two mini-trucks and arms that belonged to them were destroyed in the operation.
The statement noted that the militants played key role in organizing terror attacks especially suicide attacks in the province.
Two heroin labs destroyed in Helmand
Meanwhile, two heroin labs were destroyed in a joint operation by Afghan police and army in southern Helmand province, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday.
The raid happened in Miashir village of Washir district on Monday night.
It involved seizure and burning of 7,000 litres of liquid opium, 40kilograms of morphine, 765kgs of amonium chloride and some chemical substances used for making heroine, the ministry said in a statement.