Taliban militants hand over their weapons after joining the Afghan government's reconciliation and reintegration program, in Herat province May 14, 2012 - REUTERS
KABUL - 21 November 2017: A key commander of the Taliban group was among at least eight militants killed during the operations of the Afghan security forces in central Logar province of Afghanistan, Khaama press agency reported Tuesday.
The provincial government media office in a statement said the militants were killed in an area located between Baraki Barak and Tangi Wardak area, adding that the Taliban commander killed during the operation has been identified as Agha Gul.
Commander Gul was believed to be an important Taliban leader who was actively involved in anti-government armed insurgency, while the remaining militants all hailed from Babus area and Maidan Wardak province.
The ant-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.