A Burqa-clad assailant was shot dead by the Afghan armed forces in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military announced Sunday.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North said the militant was shot dead around 11am local time on Saturday.

According to a statement released by 209th Shaheen Corps, the militant was trying to assassinate security personnel by disguising in women’s dress and Burqa.

The statement further added that the militant was killed in Sherin Tagab district of the province.

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

Faryab is among the relatively volatile provinces in North of Afghanistan. Militants are active in some remote districts of the province and often attempt to target the government and security institutions.