ana-2Security forces have rebuffed a militant attack on security posts in Shigal District of eastern Nangarhar province.

A statement released by the Ministry of Defense on Sunday states that a group of armed opponents attacked security posts of Afghan National Army (ANA) in Shultan area yesterday.

The statement adds that ANA gave a befitting response to the militants where they also used heavy weapons.

According to the statement, an artillery shell landed among the insurgents leaving three of them killed and three others wounded.

The press release further states that two wounded militants who were being transported for medical treatment were arrested in a military check post.

They have been taken under medical care but after gaining health they would be referred to judiciary organs for investigation, the statement states.

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