The Afghan forces killed the deputy shadow governor of Taliban for central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said.
According to a statement released by MoD, the Taliban militants were planning to launch an attack on security posts in Nerkh district of Maidan Wradak province.
However, the Ministry of Defense said the Afghan forces launched pre-emptive operations to prevent the attack and killed at least 7 militants during the operation.
The statement further added that preliminary indicate the deputy shadow governor of Taliban was among 7 Taliban militants killed during the operation.
The Afghan forces also destroyed a Dshk heavy machine gun of the group during the operation, the Ministry of Defense added.
The Taliban group has not commented in this regard so far.