A prominent leader of the Taliban group identified as Mullah Azizullah has been arrested in western Farah province of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Interior announced Wednesday.

A spokesman for the Interior Ministry Nasrat Rahimi said the Taliban leader Mullah Azizullah alias Zekriya was arrested during an operation in Farah.

Rahimi further added that Mullah Azizullah is a prominent leader of the Taliban group who was involved in major destrutive activities in Helmand, Badghis, Herat, Nimroz, and Farah province.

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

Farah is among the relatively volatile provinces in West of Afghanistan. The Taliban militants are active in some of its remote districts and often carry out attacks against the government and security institutions.