The Taliban militants suffered heavy casualties after the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces repulsed an attack in southern Zabul province..
The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in a statement said the Taliban militants were planning to launch attacks on Meezan and Atghar districts of Zabul on Monday night.
The statement further added that the security forces launched operations to thwart the plan of the militants.
According to defense ministry, the security forces killed 12 Taliban militants and wounded at least 6 others during the operations.
The security forces also destroyed a PKM machine gun and 4 Ak-47 assault rifles during the same operations, the Ministry of Defense added in its statement.
The Taliban group has not commented regarding the incident so far.