The Afghan forces killed the shadow governor of the Taliban group and his 4 accomplices during a clash in central Maidan Wardak province.
The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the Afghan forces responded to a Taliban attack while acting in self-defense, killing Wali Jan alias Hamza, the shadow governor of Taliban for Wardak.
The statement further added that the security forces also 4 other Taliban militants and wounded 8 more during the clash.
The security forces destroyed some weapons and munitions belonging to Taliban militants during the clash, the 203rd Thunder Corps added in its statement.
The Taliban group has not commented in this regard so far.