A prominent leader of the Red Unit of Taliban has been killed during the operations in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said Monday.

According to a statement released by 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North, Mawlavi Habib, a high ranking leader of the Red Unit of Taliban has been killed in Almar district.

The statement further added that Mullah Sarwar, the district shadow chief of the group for Almar district has also been killed during the same operations.

Several weapons and a large quantity of weapons and munitions have also been confiscated during the operations, the 209th Shaheen Corps added in its statement.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban have not commented regarding the report so far.

The Shaheen Military Corps had earlier reported that the Afghan and coalition forces have intensified ground operations and airstrikes against Taliban militants in two districts of Faryab province, leaving dozens of militants dead.

According to 209th Shaheen Corps, at least 28 militants were killed during separate operations conducted by the Afghan forces and airstrikes of coalition forces in Almar and Qarghan district in the past 24 hours.