At least seven Taliban militants were killed during a clash with the Afghan National Police (ANP) forces in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said a clash broke out between the National Police forces and the Taliban militants in Shah Wali Kot district on Saturday.

The statement further added that the clash took place in Sur Sakhar area of the district, resulting into the deaths of seven Taliban militants.

According to the Ministry of Interior, the dead bodies of the militants along with eleven improvised explosive devices were also left in the area following the clash.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding clash so far.

In the meantime, the Ministry of Interior said the police forces and local residents have not suffered casualties during the clash.

Kandahar has been among the relatively calm provinces but the security situation in some of its districts has deteriorated during the recent months.

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