Earlier today, September 15, the Taliban shadow governor for Samangan province, Mawlawi Nooruddin, and four other terrorists were killed in an air strike in Dara-e-Soof district of Samangan province, Asadullah Khalid, acting minister of defense, said in a tweet.
Mohammad Hanif Rezaie, spokesperson for Afghan 209 Shaheen Military Corps, told Etilaat-e-Roz that the strike targeted a vehicle that was carrying terrorists around 09:000 AM.
The Taliban, however, have not commented regarding the incident so far.
Situated in the north of the country, Samangan has recently witnessed a surge in Taliban movements.
The Afghan security forces have conducted significant military operations against the Taliban insurgents in recent days.