Nine Taliban militants have been killed and five others were wounded during armed clashes in the eastern Afghan province of Paktia, Hayatullah Nizami Ahmadzai, a spokesman for the provincial police force, said on Sunday, APA reports citing Sputnik.
According to the spokesman, the clashes took place after militants launched an attack on a checkpoint in the Patan district of the province. No Afghan soldiers were killed or injured during the incident, the spokesman said.
The Taliban has yet to make any comment on the attack.
Earlier on Sunday, one police officer and 12 Taliban militants died during an outbreak of violence in the Mirzaka district of Paktia province, local police said.