The security forces of Afghanistan have eliminated the head of intelligence of the Taliban movement, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the republic reports.

“During a special operation of the special police forces of Afghanistan… Qari Shagasi, the head of Taliban intelligence, was eliminated last night in Logar province… two more militants were detained,” the statement said.

In Afghanistan, there is a confrontation between government forces and the Taliban, who have seized significant territories in rural areas and launched an offensive on major cities. The escalation is taking place against the background of the withdrawal of American troops, which Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called recognition of the failure of Washington’s mission in the republic.