A senior Taliban group leader was killed following a special military operation conducted by the Afghan police forces in Eastern Paktika province.
According to local government officials the Taliban leader who was killed in the operation was identified as Masoom who was also famous as Abbas, Khaama press reported.
The officials further added that Masoom was appointed as shadow district governor for Sar-e-Rawza district.
The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far.
Paktika is among the relatively volatile provinces in Eastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed militant groups are actively operating.
Insurgents belonging to Haqqani terrorist network are also actively operating in Eastern provinces of the country specifically in Paktika province.