A commander of the Taliban group Mullah Nusrat was killed with his eleven fighters in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said.

According to a statement released by 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military, a clash broke out between the Afghan armed forces and Taliban militants in Hab Baza area of Dawlatbad district.

The statement further added that 12 Taliban militants, including their local commander Mullah Nusrat were killed during the clash.

According to 209th Shaheen Corps, at least fifteen others including one of their commanders Mullah Musa were wounded during the clash with the armed forces.

The Afghan forces also confiscated some weapons belonging to Taliban following the clash, the 209th Shaheen Corps said, adding that security personnel and local residents did not suffer casualties during the clash.

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

Faryab is among the relatively volatile provinces in North of Afghanistan where the Taliban militants and other groups are actively operating in some of its districts and often carry out terrorist related activities.