The NATO-led force have killed two Taliban leaders during an operation in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, the military alliance said in a statement issued in Kabul Thursday.
Mullah Abdul Matin and his associate Mullah Karim Agha were killed on February 18 in Helmand, a known hotbed of Taliban militancy, it said.
The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), deployed with UN mandate for fighting militants and ensuring security in the war-ravaged country, said the successful attack brought the Taliban networks "another severe setback."
It further added that there was no civilian casualties reported from the operation.
A 43,000-strong multi-national force are deployed in Afghanistan under the flag of NATO-led ISAF.
(Xinhua News Agency February 21, 2008)