(BNA): A senior Taliban commander, along with 13 colleagues was killed in a counter-terrorism operation in Helmand. Mullah Wahidullah, known as Omid, was targeted in Zheri district yesterday. A source in the National Security Zone told BNA that Mullah Wahidullah, known as Omid, was killed along with 13 of his colleagues in the operation. He said that Mullah Wahidullah and his men were engaged in terrorist activities that were targeted from the ground and air forces attacks. Several villages in Zheri are said to have been cleared from Taliban militants during the operation. According to reports, several Taliban hideouts and weapons depots were destroyed in the operation. The Taliban have not yet commented in this regard.