TalibanAfghan forces have arrested nine militants belonging to Taliban group during a clash in Nazyan District of eastern Nangarhar province.

A statement released by Nangarhar Media Center on Tuesday states that Taliban planned to launch attacks on border police check posts in Maru area but security forces prevented them.

The press release adds that a confrontation occurred between the two sides during which security forces arrested nine Taliban along with their weapons and explosives.

Military uniforms were also recovered from the possession of the militants.

Taliban have not yet commented on the report.

The clash occurs a day after Afghan Air Force killed dozens of militants in air strikes in Achin and Chaparhar districts.

Nangarhar province has become a stronghold for militant groups in the eastern part of the country.

The surge in insurgent activities has motivated hundreds of volunteers to take arms against militants in the province that is on the border with Pakistan.


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