A senior Taliban officer has been killed in an eastern Afghanistan airstrike that also claimed the lives of twelve other militants, according to Nato.
The man, Maulawi Dadullah, was killed in a precision airstrike in the Kunal province of the country, alongside his deputy, named only as Shakir.
Nato has confirmed that a post-strike assessment found no sign of any civilian casualties in the attack.
Maulawi Dadullah, also known as Jamal, was a key figure in the organisation of Taliban troop movement in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Dadullah was allegedly responsible for the movement of fighters and weapons, as well as for coordinating attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.
He is said to have replaced Maulvi Faqir Mohammad, who had apparently been in peace talks with the government.