At least 16 Taliban terrorists were killed in an operation carried out by Afghan forces in Farah province on Tuesday.
A soldier also died in the operation that was launched after the Taliban attacked security check posts in the district.
At least 21 other Taliban militants were wounded in the operation, Afghanistan Army officials told Tolo News.
The army also said that two land mines were defused in the area.
However, the Taliban has refuted the army’s claims.