According to local authorities in eastern Afghanistan, at least four militants were killed following armed clashes with the Afghan National Army soldiers in eastern Paktika province.

The officials further added, the militants were killed during clashes in Barmal district of eastern Paktika province.

A media official of the Afghan National Army 203 National Security Brigade Sadat Gul Hotak said, Afghan National Army soldiers also seized some weapons and ammunitions during the clashes with the militants group.

Mr. Hotak further added, Afghan National Army soldiers and Afghan civilians did not suffer any casualties during the clashes.

Taliban militants group yet to comment regarding the report.