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.