TEHRAN, Dec. 03 (Press Shia) – One of the top commanders of the Taliban terrorist group was killed in the fight with Afghanistan’s security forces in the country’s north.

According to the media outlet, a group of militants headed by Mullah Shafiq tried to attack security outposts at the Shebrghan-Mazar highway in the Jawzjan province.

“Mullah Shafiq was involved in insurgency activities against government forces in Faizabad district in the province and he was trying to destabilize the district,” spokesman for provincial governor Mohammad Reza Ghafoori said, reported Sputnik.

Afghanistan has long been suffering from an unstable political, social and security situation due to the simmering militant insurgency, particularily by the Taliban and ISIL terrorist groups, with the country’s security conducting joint operations to combat extremism across the country.