Afghan Interior Ministry officials following a statement on Wednesday announced at least 14 Taliban militants were killed following clashes with the Afghan national police forces in eastern Paktia and north-eastern Badakhshan provinces of Afghanistan.

The source further added the clashes took place at Haji Aryoub district around 1:30 am local time between Taliban militants and Afghan border police forces.

Taliban militants ambushed a patrol convoy of the Afghan national police forces and at least 9 militants were killed in cross fire, Afghan interior ministry official said adding that Afghan security forces also seized 9 AK-47 rifles and some other weapons and ammunitions.

At least 5 Taliban militants were killed in a separate military operation conducted by Afghan police and Afghan national army soldiers in north-eastern Badakhshan province, Afghan interior ministry said following the statement.

Taliban militants group yet to comment regarding the reports.

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