Mullah Abdul Rahman Maldar, a high-ranking Taliban commander, was killed on Wednesday night in Herat province, local officials said on Thursday.
According to a provincial official, the commander was killed alongside four other Taliban in Loka Sang area of Oba district of Herat province in a foreign drone attack.
Mullah Abdul Rahman was reportedly the commander who issued most threats to the head of the Salma Dam construction project in Chisht-i-Sharif district of Heart. Moreover, based on the statements of Heart security officials, the commander was also accused of killing nearly 80 Afghan police and army troops.
This is while on the same night, Anas Haqqani, the brother of the Haqqani Network leader as well as Hafiz Rashid the military commander of the network were captured by the National Directorate of Security (NDS). Officials have not provided further details about the arrests.
The Taliban have yet to comment about the death of Maldar