The security forces killed a Taliban sharpshooter after attacking a security post in Laghman province.
Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the security forces killed the Taliban sharpshooter in Alisheng district.
Rahimi further added that the slain militant was using sophisticated weapons to carry out attacks against the security forces.
Furthermore, Rahimi said the slain militant had carried out numerous attacks and had martyred several security personnel.
The Taliban group has not commented in this regard so far.
The security situation in some districts of Laghman province has deteriorated during the recent months.
Taliban militants are active in some districts of province and often conduct terrorist related activities.
Meanwhile, the Afghan forces routinely conduct counter-terrorism operations against the anti-government armed groups in this province.