Gen. Abdul Qayoum Baqi provincial security chief confirming the report said the incident took place in western part of Khost province.
He did not disclose further information regarding the incident.
In the meantime Taliban militants group said at least 9 NATO troops were killed following the attack however local officials denied the report.
In the meantime NATO-led International Security Assistance Force following a statement on Saturday announced, “Afghan and coalition security forces confirmed Dec. 8 that the insurgent leader, Numan, and several other insurgents were killed during a security operation in Nari district, Kunar province, Tuesday.”
The source further added, “Numan facilitated the movement of weapons and money in the province and provided direct support to senior insurgent leaders in Kunar.”
“During an operation in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province Dec. 8 an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader who distributed improvised explosive device materials”, ISAF said following the statement adding that, “During the operation, the security force also detained one suspected insurgent and seized IED-making materials.”