The Afghan forces repulsed a Taliban attack in southern Kandahar province and killed at least 13 assailant militants during the operation.

The Special Operations Corps in a statement said the Taliban militants attacked the security posts in Shah Wali Kot district late on Tuesday night.

The statement further added that the Afghan forces responded to the attack, killing at least 13 assailant militants.

The Special Operations Corps also added that the Afghan forces confiscated an M-16 rifle, an Ak-47 rifle, an RPG rocket launcher and two binoculars of the rifles during the operation.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the incident so far.

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