The Afghan forces thwarted militants bid to launch an attack on security posts in southern Zabul province and killed six Taliban militants during the operation.

The Ministry of Defense in a statement said the Taliban militants were looking to attack the security posts in Kajak Khel Village of Shahjoi district.

However, the Afghan forces thwarted the plan by launching an operation and killed six Taliban militants including one of their commanders Hayatullah.

The statement further added that the security forces also arrested one of the commanders of Taliban during the operation.

The security forces also confiscated some weapons and munitions during the same operation, the Ministry of Defense added.

The Taliban group has not commented in this regard so far.

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