A top commander of the Taliban group who was in charge of overall activities of the group in Khawaja Sabz Posh district of Faryab has been killed along with his twenty fighters.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North said in a statement that Qari Tajuddin was killed in an operation of the Special Unit of the Afghan Security Forces backed by close air support of the coallition forces.

The statement further added that 15 militants also sustained injuries during the opertion and at least 12 others were arrested.

The operation was conducted on Saturday morning, the 209th Shaheen Corps said, adding that three compounds of the militants were destroyed and several weapons, munitions, and vehicles have been confiscated..

Qari Tajuddin was one of the most prominent commanders of Taliban who had roles in planning and coordinating attacks in Khwaja Sab Posh district, the 209th Shaheen Corps added in its statement.