The Taliban militants suffered heavy casualties during a deadly clash with the Afghan security forces in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
The provincial government media office in a statement said the clash between the Afghan forces the Taliban militants took place late on Wednesday night.
The statement further added at least sixteen Taliban militants were killed or wounded during the clash sparked by a coordinated Taliban attack.
According to the provincial government, the Taliban militants attacked the security posts in Mamli Bagh area in Khogyani district, sparking heavy clash with the security forces.
At least seven Taliban militants were killed and at least nine others were wounded after the Afghan forces responded to the attack, the provincial government said.
The statement also added that one Afghan police belonging to the public order police forces lost his life and another was wounded during the clash.
The provincial government said the wounded soldier receives treatment and his health condition has been reported as satisfactory.
The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.
Source The Khaama Press