The Afghan security forces have arrested the shadow district chief of Taliban for Faizabad district of northern Jawzjan province.

According to local officials, the shadow district chief of Taliban for Faizabad Mawlavi Obaidullah was arrested during an operation of the Afghan intelligence operatives.

The officials further added that Mawlavi Obaidullah was involved in various attacks on security outposts besides assassinating Afghan Local Police commanders.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the arrest of Mawlavi Obaidullah so far.

Jawzjan is among the relatively volatile provinces in Northeast of Afghanistan. Taliban militants are active in some of the restive districts of the province and often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.