The Taliban militants suffered heavy casualties during the clashes with the Afghan security forces in North-eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps in a statement said the Taliban militants launched attacks against the public uprising forces in Tagab district late on Sunday night.

The statement further added that the militants attacked the security posts of the public uprising forces in Jangali, Sheikhan, Khayatan, Qataran, Khalifagan and Saleh areas of the district.

The public uprising forces effectively responded to the attack with the support of the Afghan military forces who were deployed in the area, killing at least 5 militants.

According to 201st Silab Corps, the security forces also wounded 8 Taliban militants during the clashes.

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

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