According to local authorities in eastern Nuristan province of Afghanistan, heavy clashes between Afghan security forces and anti-government armed militants started in this province early Tuesday morning.

The officials further added the clashes started in Barg-e-Matal district and the militants are still resisting Afghan security forces.

Provincial security chief Ghulamullah Nuristani said militants started attacking Afghan security forces in cooperation with the Pakistani military.

Mr. Nuristani further added militants are fighting Afghan security forces and are armed with modern and heavy military equipments.

He said an Afghan child has been killed following the clashes and the militatns have also suffered casualties however he did not disclose exact details of the militants casualties.

Taliban militants group yet to comment regarding the report.