ASADABAD, Afghanistan, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Four Taliban militants, including a key commander, have been killed in airstrike in eastern Afghan province of Kunar, an army source said Thursday.
"A Taliban high-ranking commander named Qari Zia-u-Rahman along with three other local insurgent leaders was killed in an airstrike carried out by the NATO-led coalition forces. The attack took place in Marawar district Wednesday afternoon when the leaders were holding a meeting there," an army spokesman Mohammad Haroun Yousufi told Xinhua.
The Taliban, which has intensified attacks since they launched annual rebel offensive late April, has yet to make comments.
The Afghan security forces, supported by the coalition troops, have also intensified operations against Taliban and other militant groups recently.
Earlier on Thursday, one child was killed and 15 people were wounded in a suicide bombing in Farah city, the provincial capital of western Farah province.