Taliban militantsAt least six people including Taliban militants were killed or injured following an ambush by Taliban fighters in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan.

According to local security officials, the incident took place late Sunday night in Shebarghan city, after a group of Taliban militants attacked a security check post, which was providing security to a gas field project.

Provincial security chief, Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani, said a civilian worker of the gas project was killed and two others were injured in the attack.

Mr. Jawzjani further added that police forces did not suffer any casualties, but a Taliban group was killed and two others injured during the clashes.

Officials in provincial hospital also confirmed that two individuals who were apparently killed during clashes were taken to the hospital.

Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far.

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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.