The Taliban militants suffered heavy casualties during a clash with the Afghan forces in South-eastern Khost province with the Afghan military saying the security forces killed or wounded at least 29 militants.

The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the Taliban militants were planning to attack the army outposts in Do Mandi and Sur Kali areas of Musa Khel district.

The statement further added that the security forces launched operations with the support of the air power, killing at least 18 Taliban militants.

The security forces also wounded at least 11 other Taliban militants during the operation, the 203rd Thunder Corps said, adding that the militants were also planning to plant Improvised Explosive Devices to inflict casualties on security personnel and ordinary civilians.

Furthermore, the security forces discovered a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device or a motor bomb during the operation and successfully defused it.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the report so far.


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