FIEL: Screenshot of a footage where officials deny reports Afghan forces trapped in an ambush attack, Dec 15, 2020. [Photo: MoD /twitter]

NANGARHAR, Afghanistan – At least 16 Taliban insurgents killed and further two wounded after bearing heavy retaliation by the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in Nangarhar province, said the Ministry of Defense in a statement Thursday.

According to the statement, the Taliban initially carried an attack against the forces, but faced heavy retaliation.  

“16 #Taliban were killed and 2 others were wounded in Shirzad district of Ningarhar province, yesterday,” said the MoD in a tweet. “They were attacking #ANDSF positions when they were targeted by ANA.”

Meanwhile, in a separate news from Sar-e-Pul, at least four Taliban militant killed and further seven injured during clashes with Afghan forces.

“4 #Taliban were killed and 7 others were wounded in Gosfandi district of Sarpul province by #ANA last night,” the tweet added.

Taliban did not immediately comment on the incident.

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  • Muhammad Arif Sheva holds a B.A degree in Journalism from Int'l Peace Leadership College Rizal, Philippines. Sheva works as an editor and content writer for Khaama Press.