Local officials in Nangarhar province said at least two Taliban members were killed and five others wounded as they attacked a security checkpoint on Tuesday night.
Nangarhar governor’s office spokesperson Ataullah Khogyani said that the militants attacked a People’s Uprising Forces checkpost in Nazyan district’s Lalmi area.
Media accounts also state that two members of the uprising forces were killed.
The Taliban was repulsed by the security forces and dozens of the militants died during the clashed. However, the bodies of only two were left behind.
The Taliban has not yet commented.