FILE: An Afghan Air Force MD-530 pilot performs a preflight check on his helicopter in Faryab province, Afghanistan, August 27, 2018. [Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Nicholas Dutton]

ZABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan Air Force (AAF) foiled an attempted attack against the security post in Shamalzoi district of Zabul province in south Afghanistan, said the Ministry of Defense in a statement Sunday morning.

Officials did not provide further details on the status of the operation carried by AAF but said at least 10 Taliban militants have been killed and further eight have been wounded during clashes.

“10 Taliban were killed and 8 others were wounded in Shamalzoi district of Zabul province, last night,” said the MoD in a tweet.

According to the statement, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) had been the main target, but forces were able to foil the Taliban’s ominous plot.

“They were planning to attack #ANDSF positions when targeted by #AAF,” the tweet added.