Senior Taliban Commander killed in Afghanistan
KABUL - The Taliban designated governor for the northern Afghan province of Samangan was killed in an airstrike on Sunday, the Afghan Defense Ministry said.
"Mullah Nooruddin, the nominated governor of Taliban for Samangan, was killed in an airstrike in Tucson village of Dara-e-Souf Payne district this morning," the ministry said in a statement.
No civilian casualties were reported as only the vehicle carrying Nooruddin had been targeted, a source said.
Taliban, however, deny the governor's death, claiming that he is alive.