The Afghan forces killed six Taliban militants and wounded two others during a clash in Zurmat district of South-eastern Paktiya province.

The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the Afghan forces effectively responded to a Taliban attack in Sahak area of Zurmat district, killing at least six militants.

The statement further added that the security forces also wounded 2 other militants and confiscated a a vehicle belonging to militants.

The Taliban group has not commented in this regard so far.

Paktiya is among the relatively volatile provinces in South-east of Afghanistan where Taliban militants have active presence in some of its remote districts.

The anti-government armed militants often attempt to carry out attacks against the security personnel and governmental institutions in this province.

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