TALUQAN, Afghanistan, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- Eight militants including an eminent Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Satar were confirmed dead as government forces stormed Taliban militants' positions in the beleaguered Eshkamish district of the northern Takhar province on Sunday, provincial governor's spokesman Mohammad Jawad Hajari said on Monday.
According to Hajari, Mullah Satar was a notorious Taliban commander and his physical elimination would demoralize the Taliban fighters in Eshkamish and other parts of Takhar province.
The restive Eshkamish district has been the scene of fierce fighting between Taliban and government forces over the past two months.
At least 40 militants and 10 security personnel, according to Hajari, had been killed and scores of others had been injured for the control of Eshkamish district just over the past 20 days.
Taliban group has yet to make comments on the situation in the troubled district.