Sep 14 2014
At least 40 militants were killed following clashes with the Afghan security forces in eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.
According to local government officials, dozens of Taliban launched coordinated attacks on security check posts in Qarabgh district.
A local security official said clashes continued until Sunday morning, leaving at least 40 Taliban militants including their key commanders dead.
The official further added that a number of Pakistani militants were also among those killed during the clashes.
In the meantime, Zabiullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Taliban group said at least three policemen were killed and five others were injured during the clashes.
Ghazni is among the volatile provinces in southeastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed militant groups are actively operating in its various districts and frequently carry out insurgency activities.
The deadliest attack by Taliban was launched around two weeks ago after a group of 21 Taliban militants and suicide bombers launched coordinated attacks on a number of government compounds in this province.
At least 12 people including members of the Afghan security forces were killed and nearly 200 others were injured following the attacks.