A top Taliban leader has been killed during the counter-terrorism clearance operations in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan national army in the North said Taliban’s shadow military chief or Aqcha Qari Noorullah was killed during the operation of the security and defense forces today.

The Shaheen Corps officials said Qari Noorullah was also operating as the deputy chief of the Taliban for Jawzjan province, Naqib Jendi.

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

The security situation has started to deteriorate sharply during the recent years with the rampant insurgency led by the Taliban.

The loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group have started their operations in some districts of the province as they attempt to expand their foothold in the north.

In the meantime, the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations to suppress the insurgency of the anti-government armed militants in Jawzjan and other restive provinces in the northern parts of the country.


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