At least six Afghan soldiers lost their lives and five others sustained injuries during a clash in eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps in a statement said the Taliban militants attacked the security posts in Alisheng district of Laghman province late on Sunday night.

The statement further added that the Afghan forces responded to the attack in a bid to repel the attack.

However, the 201st Silab Corps said six Afghan soldiers embraced martyrdom and five others sustained injuries during the clash.

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

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