A prominent local leader of the Taliban group has been killed during the operations of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said a prominent Taliban leader Mullah Mansoor who was in charge of overall activities of the group in Kunduz province has been killed in Imam Sahib district.

The statement further added that Mullah Mansoor was killed another key Taliban group member Mullah Yasin and twenty of his fighters.

The militants were killed during a clash which erupted amid ongoing military operations, the 209th Shaheen Corps added in its statement. The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.

Kunduz is among the relatively volatile provinces in North of Afghanistan where the anti-government armed militants are actively operating in some of its districts and often carry out terrorist related activities.

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