Taliban militants killed a senior Afghan security official in western Afghanistan on Monday, the local police chief told Chinese news agency Xinhua.
Brigadier Abdul Qadir lost his life after Taliban militants ambushed his motorcade in the western Badghis province some 550 kilometres northwest of Kabul, Abdul Rauf Taj said.
Two attackers were also killed during a gun battle, according to Taj.
Afghan forces and the US forces in Afghanistan conduct regular raids against Taliban and Islamic State insurgents.
The Taliban have intensified attacks across the war-torn country in recent months, putting further pressure on Afghan forces who are stretched on various battle fronts.