14 militants killed in Afghanistan attacks

Kabul, Aug 25 (IANS) At least 14 militants were killed following separate clashes with Afghan security forces on Tuesday, officials said.

In one clash, six militants were killed after security forces repelled their attack on security checkpoints in Wata Pur district of Kunar province on Tuesday, Xinhua reported.

“A local Taliban leader Mullah Nazar Mohammad was among the deads,” provincial police chief General Habbib Sayyedkhil said.

In a similar incident, security forces killed eight Taliban militants, who attacked police checkpoints in Baghlan-e-Markazi district of Baghlan province.

“The attackers tried to ban the main roadway to the neighbouring Kunduz province. Eight militants were killed, seven injured and many others fled the scene after military forces repelled their attack,” Baghlan police chief, General Abdul Jabar Purdili said.

The Taliban militant group has yet to make comments.

The Taliban-led militancy has been rampant since mid-April when the militant group launched its annual rebel offensive against Afghan security forces.

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