GARDEZ (Pajhwok): At least 30 Taliban insurgents, including eight Pakistani militiamen, have been killed during a clash with Afghan security forces in southeastern Paktia province, an official said on Monday.
The 303rd zone police commander in southeastern region, Maj. Gen. Asadullah Shirzad, told Pajhwok Afghan News the insurgents stormed security check posts in Aryoub Zazai district two days back.
After the attack, security forces launched an operation that resulted in the killing of 30 rebels including eight Pakistani paramilitary troops.
“Eight Pakistani militiamen were killed because they helped the insurgents fight against Afghan security forces.”
The corpses of the insurgents were also shown to reporters and Shirzad said a Pakistani militiaman had also been detained.
He said the insurgents only relied on propaganda and could not really fight against security forces.
The Taliban have not yet commented on their losses.