At least 17 Taliban insurgents, including their commander, were killed in a U.S drone attack in eastern Nangarhar province late Monday, local officials said to ToloNews.
The strike took place in Mohmand Dara district of the province where a group of insurgents had gathered, head of the Media Office of the Police in Nangarhar, Hazrat Hussian Mashriqiwal said.
“A Taliban commander named Mullah Daoud is among the dead,” he said.
This comes a day after another U.S drone attack targeted two Taliban vehicles – 12 Taliban insurgents were killed.
The Taliban has not yet commented on the attacks.
Mohmand Dara is considered an insecure area – where insurgents frequently target security forces.