25 militants killed in Afghan clashes

Kabul, June 1 (IANS) At least 25 militants were killed in clashes that erupted after attacks on several security check posts in Afghanistan’s restive Kandahar province, media reported on Monday.

According to officials, Taliban militants attacked security check posts in Kalamshah, Surkh Abad, Rud Kala and Enzar Kala areas of Marouf district leading to heavy clashes on Sunday evening, which left 25 militants killed and 45 others injured, reports Khaama press.

There was no casualty among security forces but two soldiers sustained light injuries in the exchange of fire, officials said.

Sunday’s incident comes after the Taliban group announced its spring offensive in April this year.

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