Taliban district shadow governor for Dasht-e-Archi district of Takhar province Qari Mohammadi was killed on Wednesday, officials said Thursday.
Sunatullah Temor provincial governor spokesman while confirming the death said that Mohammadi was killed in Khoja Ghar district of the province along with his four fighters during a security force operation.
According to Temor a number of other Taliban insurgents were also killed and wounded during the operation and some areas were also retaken by security forces in Khoja Ghar district of Takhar province.
Meanwhile Mohammad Omar district governor for Khoja Ghar district confirmed the death of Qari Mohammadi and said that Mohammadi was a resident of Rustaq district in Takhar province.
Taliban insurgents yet to comment.