Taliban ambush US troopsAt least five Taliban militants were killed and three others were injured following clashes with the Afghan and coalition security forces in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

According to local government officials, the incident took place Friday afternoon in Spinghar district after a group of Taliban militants ambushed a convoy of the Afghan and US special forces.

Spinghar district chief, Qasim Khan confirming the report said the clashes continued until late Friday night, which left at least five Taliban militants dead.

Provincial governor spokesman, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai also confirmed the report and said five Taliban militants were killed and three others were injured during the clashes which continued until 8 pm local time.

Mr. Abdulzai further added that two Afghan national security forces were also injured during the clashes.

In the meantime, a spokesman for the Taliban group Zabiullah Mujahid claimed that heavy casualties were incurred to US troops during the clahes, however local officials deny the Taliban group claims.

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    Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.