Local officials in eastern Kunar province on Thursday announced several Taliban militants were killed following joint military operations by Afghan and coalition security forces.
Provincial governor spokesman Wasifullah Wasifi said the operation was conducted at Nanrang district of easern Kunar province to clear the area from the militants.
Mr. wasifi further added at least 10 Taliban militants were reported killed following the operations.
In the meantime Narang district chief confirming the report said dead bodies of two Taliban militants were found in the area and Afghan security forces have launched a search operation to find the remaining militants.
Taliban militants confirmed the death of two Taliban fighters following the clashes and said 10 Afghan and coalition forces were also killed during the operation.
However local officials denied Taliban’s claims and said Afghan and coalition security forces did not suffer any casualties.