The British army says its has killed an alleged Taliban leader in southern Afghanistan, AP reported.
A statement Tuesday said Mullah Mansur was killed Monday in a strike by helicopters in Helmand province.
It says Mansur was behind a number of suicide attacks that have targeted British and Afghan forces in the region.
An Afghan government official confirmed Mansur had been killed. The official says Mansur served as aviation minister in the Taliban regime that was ousted in 2001 by the U.S.-led invasion.