45 militants killed in failed Taliban attack in Afghanistan’s Kunar province

Kabul : At least 45 militants were killed and around eighty others wounded in a failed Taliban coordinated attack in Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province.

The Afghan National Army (ANA) 201st Silab Corps in its statement said that the militants were killed during a fierce gun battle with the security forces in Ghaziabad district, reports the Khaama Press.

The coordinated attack by Taliban on several security posts in Ghaziabad was successfully repulsed by the Afghan forces, the statement said.

The local officials had earlier said that at least 28 Taliban militants were killed and 30 others wounded during the clash.

The officials also said that a member of the Afghan National Army lost his life and three others were wounded in the attack.

However, the Taliban group spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid earlier claimed that two Taliban militants were killed and five others were wounded during the gun battle. Mujahid also said that eleven soldiers of the Afghan National Army were killed during the clash.

Kunar is one among the volatile provinces in the country where the anti-government armed militants are actively operating. (ANI)