Afghan army clash with Taliban in WardakAt least 5 militants were killed and 11 others were killed during a clash with the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces in the central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the gun battle between the militants and Afghan forces erupted during a clearance operation in Chak district.

A statement by MoD said the operations were conducted as part of Badr Operation of 203rd Corps of Afghan National Army.

At least 4 motorcycles used by the anti-government armed militants were also destroyed during the operation, MoD added.

The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.

Meanwhile, MoD said a Taliban insurgent who was wounded during an airstrike b coalition forces in Hesarak district of Nangarhar province was arrested by the Afghan army.

MoD also added that a child was injured after a mortar round fired by militants landed on a residential house in Geyan district of Paktika.

The Afghan armed forces also discovered 8 Improvised Explosive Device (IED) during separate operations conducted in Khost, Paktika, Logar and Maidan Wardak provinces, MOD said.

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