A leader of a terrorist group Abu Talha has been killed with his six fighters during an operation of the Afghan Special Forces in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said the Afghan Special Forces conducted operations with the help of close air support in Garziwan district on Tuesday.

The statement further added that the operations were conducted in Adam Qala area of the district leaving terrorist leader Abul Talha dead with his six fighters.

According to 209th Shaheen Corps, at least five militants were also wounded and five weapons were destroyed during the operations.

The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the killing of the militants in Faryab so far.

Faryab is among the relatively volatile provinces in North of Afghanistan where the anti-government armed militants have increased their activities during the recent years.