Taliban district chief 'killed in eastern Afghanistan'
A Taliban shadow district chief has been killed in fighting with security forces in Afghanistan's eastern Wardak province, officials said.
Mullah Bashir, the Taliban-appointed governor of the Nirkh district, was killed and two militants were wounded late on Friday night, the interior ministry said.
In a separate statement, the ministry said at least 13 militants, including five Islamic State fighters, were killed after Afghan warplanes targeted their hideouts in the eastern Paktika, northern Sar-e Pul and Jawzjan provinces.
The attacks were carried out overnight, destroying some of the militants' weapons and vehicles.
The Taliban has not yet commented on the fighting.