According to local government officials in western Afghanistan, at least four Taliban militants were killed following armed clashes with the Afghan border protection police forces in western Herat province.
Gen. Toryalai Halimyar deputy commander of the border protection forces in the 4th western zone said, the clashes took place last night in Keshk-Robat Sangi district after a number of the Taliban militants attacked a security check post.
Gen. Halimyar further added, at least four Taliban militants were killed during the clashes which lasted at least two hours.
He all added, Afghan security forces did not suffer any casualties during the clashes and armed Taliban militants fled the area.
Taliban militants group yet to comment regarding the reports.
Roadside bomb explosions at Shindand district:
In the meantime at least 2 Afghan police service members were killed and three others were injured in a separate incident at Shindand district of western Herat province.
Local security officials said, the security forces were killed following a roadside bomb explosion in Azizabad area at Shindand district.
Gen. Syed Aqa Saqib provincial security chief said, the incident took place after Afghan security forces were tracing a group of the thieves in Shindand district.
Gen. Saqib further added, at least two police forces were killed and 1 of them was injured during the incident.
He also said, at least two other Afghan police forces were injured after an Afghan police Ranger vehicle struck with a roadside bomb in Azizabad area while they were on their way to assist the local residents who had suffered from natural disasters.
According to Gen. Saqib, the roadside bombs were planted by Taliban militants.
Taliban militants fighting the Afghan government and International coalition security forces claimed responsibility behind the incident.