According to local authorities in eastern Ghazni province at least 7 people were killed following armed clashes between Taliban militants and private security guards escorting NATO supply convoy in this province.

The officials further added the incident took place at Andar district of eastern Ghazni province after Taliban militants ambushed a convoy of the NATO supplies.

Andar district chief Sher Khan Yousufi said the clashes took place at Nani area on Monday morning, killing 4 private security guards and 3 civilians.

He also said two Afghan kids and an Afghan men were killed following the clashes which took place in a residential area.

Taliban militants group claimed responsibility behind the incident and said their fighters have burnt five vehicles besides killing four security guards escorting the NATO supplies convoy.