The security forces killed or wounded at least 22 Taliban militants during a clash on Kabul-Jalalabad highway, the Afghan military said.

The 201st Silab Corps in a statement said the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces conducted a joint operation based on a tip off in Sarkund Baba area Laghman province which is located on Kabul-Jalalabad highway.

The statement further added that the security forces killed 16 Taliban militants and wounded at least 6 others during the clash.

The security forces also confiscated some weapons and munitions following the clash, the 201st Silab Corps added in its statement.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the incident so far.

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