Afghan armyA Taliban commander was killed with his 11 fighters during a clearance operation in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.
The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the clearance operations were launched in Khanshin district of Helmand which led to the killing of Mullah Yousuf and his 11 companions.
According to a statement by MoD, at least 6 militants operating under the command of Mullah Yousuf were also wounded during the operation.
The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far.
Khanshin is among the restive districts in southern Helmand province where the Taliban insurgents launched major attacks during the recent months.