The Afghan forces and Taliban militants suffered casualties during the clashes in southern Uruzgan province of Afghanistan, the local security officials said Saturday.

Provincial police chief Mohammad Maruf Ahmadzai said a large number of Taliban militants launched a coordinated attack on security posts in Chinarto district late on Friday night.

He said the attack sparked heavy clashes and as a result at least eleven Taliban militants were killed.

Ahmadzai further added that three Afghan soldiers also lost their lives during the clashes and at least four others sustained injuries.

According to Ahmadzai, the majority of the Taliban militants were killed after coming under airstrikes which were called in amid heavy clashes.

The police chief of Uruzgan also added that the foreign forces based in Afghanistan provided close air support to the Afghan forces during the clashes.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.

Uruzgan is among the relatively volatile provinces in South of Afghanistan where the anti-government armed militants are actively operating in its various districts and often carry out terrorist related activities.


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