The Afghan security forces killed or wounded at least 46 Taliban militants including many Pakistani nationals during a clash in eastern Nangarhar province.

According to a statement released by provincial government, the security forces carried out retaliatory attacks in Qelghoo area of Khogyani district, killing at least 31 Taliban militants.

The statement further added that the security forces also 13 Pakistani nationals during the same clash.

The security forces arrested a Taliban militant and wounded at least 15 others during the clash, the Nangarhar government’s office added in its statement.

Meanwhile, the provincial government said the security forces destroyed at least 10 vehicles of the Taliban militants together with some weapons and munitions.

The security forces and ordinary civilians did not suffer casualties during the clash, the statement added.

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

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