The Red Unit Commander of the Taliban group who was in charge of the group’s activities in five provinces has been killed in an operation of the Afghan Commandos in Paktika province, like reported by khaama.com.
Defense Ministry spokesman Ghafoor Ahmad Javid confirmed the killing of Bilal Zadran, the Red Unit Commander of Taliban during an operation late on Tuesday night.
Javid further added that Zadran was in charge of the Red Unit activities of Taliban in Khost, Paktika, Ghazni, Logar, and Paktika provinces.
According to Javid, Zadran had major role in planning and executing terrorist related activities in the named provinces.
The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban have not commented regarding the report so far.
This comes as the Afghan armed forces have stepped up offensive operation against the anti-government armed militants during the recent months.
The Office of the National Security Council of Afghanistan (NSC) had earlier ordered the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) to increase raids against the Taliban militants.
According to a statement released by NSC in mid-November, the enemies of the country have sustained heavy casualties in face to face fight and due to the sacrifices of the National Defense and Security Forces due to which the enemies have changed their fighting strategy by killing innocent civilians, a move which demonstrate their (enemies) weakness.
The statement further added that the Taliban group continues to wage an imposed war as the Afghan nation struggles with the drought and cold weather which has added in the difficulties of the people besides inflicting losses on them.
The Office of the National Security Council also added that the National Defense and Security Forces have been instructed to increase raids against the Taliban across the country in a bid to ensure the safety of the people and reduce the casualties of the security forces.