The Afghan security forces repulsed a coordinated Taliban attack in eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan, inflicting heavy casualties on assailant militants.

The 201st Silab Corps in a statement said a large group of Taliban militants attacked the Afghan Local Police (ALP) check post in Islamabad area of Alisheng district.

The statement further added that ALP forces effectively responded to the attack before the militants could overrun the check post.

According to 201st Silab Corps, the security forces killed 6 Taliban militants and wounded 10 others during the clash.

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

This comes as the U.S. and Taliban militants recently signed a peace deal in Qatari capital of Doha after observing a 7-day reduction in violence aimed at paving the way for a negotiated political settlement.


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