The Afghan security forces killed Mawlavi Abdul Bari, the shadow district chief of Taliban for Daichupan district of Zabul.
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the security forces also killed 44 other militants including two of their senior commanders during the operation.
The statement further added that the militants were killed after attacking Daichupan district.
The security forces also killed the chief of operations of the group Farid and commander Malook during the clash.
The Ministry of Interior also added that the security forces wounded another 20 militants during the clash.