According to local security officials in eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan, heavy casualties were incurred to Taliban militants following clashes with the local residents in this province.

Provincial National Directorate of Security NDS chief Syed Amir Shah Sadat confirming the report said clashes between Taliban militants and local residents started after Taliban attacked villagers of Koh-Nesf in Andar district.

Mr. Sadat further added local residents clashed with the Taliban militants which continued for several hours.

He said dead bodies of two Taliban militants among several killed or injured were left in the area.

Taliban militants group yet to comment regarding the reports.

This comes as resistance fighting has raged in a number of provinces of Afghanistan by local residents against the Taliban militants in a bid to prevent insurgency activities in their local villages and areas.

Meanwhile a spokesman for the Taliban group Zabiullah Mujahid earlier said resistance fighters were supported by US and Afghan government and is militia forces not local residents.