Ministry of Defense in a released statement on Sunday said that the Taliban have suffered heavy casualties across Afghanistan in the past 24 hours.

The ministry of defense stated 81 Taliban were killed and 52 others were injured in Kunar, Ghazni, Badghis, Balkh, Kandahar, Helmand, Faryab, and Takhar provinces.

According to the Ministry of Defense, ANDSF conducted reciprocal attacks across the country in which the Taliban faced strong offensives.

MoD also stated ANDSF also discovered and defused 19 IEDs placed on the public roads by the Taliban.

Meanwhile, in a Taliban attack, three policemen were killed and two others were injured in southern Zabul province on Saturday night.

Ata Jan Haqbayan told the media that the clashes between Afghan security forces and the Taliban took place following a Taliban attack on a security outpost in Qalat city, the center of Zabul province.

Some sources indicate that nine Taliban affiliates were also killed during the skirmish.

The battle ended after several hours, local media reported.

Taliban so far did not comment on the incident.

Sources in Badakhshan province said Taliban fighters attacked a security outpost in the Warduj district of the province on Saturday night.

According to reports the incident took place in the city of Warduj district when the Taliban charged on a security checkpoint.

Reports indicate eight Afghan security forces were killed and six others are injured,

On the other hand, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed that following the incident eight government forces were killed and 15 others were injured.

In another security incident, a child was killed in the outskirts of Lashkargah on Saturday night, after Taliban attacked a military base.

The child was killed after a discharged bullet landed on him in the neighborhood close to the base.

So far there are no reports of Taliban and Afghan forces casualties after the clashes.

Taliban have not commented on the incident.

Moreover, security sources in Gardez said Unidentified armed men gunned down a Tribal elder in Gardez, center of Paktia province.

Akbar’s family blamed the Taliban for murdering the tribal elder.

Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.

This comes as efforts are underway for establishing a prolonged peace and prosperity in Afghanistan, however, violence has raged in many parts of the region.

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