The Afghan security forces repulsed a major Taliban offensive on Shamalzo district in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement said the Taliban militants attacked Shamalzo district on Monday night.

The statement further added that the Afghan forces quickly responded to the attack and inflicted heavy casualties on Taliban militants.

Furthermore, the Ministry of Defense said a Humvee Armored Personnel Carrier packed with explosives also went off during the clashes.

The Ministry of Defense also added that the security forces confiscated another explosives-laden Humvee.