The Afghan forces repulsed a Taliban attack on security posts in South-eastern Paktika province inflicting heavy casualties on group’s fighters.

The 203rd Thunder Corps said in a statement a group of Taliban militants attempted to attack the security posts in Mata Khan district but the Afghan forces effectively responded to the attack.

The statement further added that the security forces killed 13 Taliban militants during the clash and wounded at least 7 others.

Furthermore, the 203rd Thunder Corps said the Taliban militants left behind a 82mm mortar launcher, 2 Ak-47 rifles, 2 M16 rifles and a night vision binocular following the clash.

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

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