At least three soldiers have been killed after Taliban militants launched an attack on a checkpoint in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Ghazni.
At least two other soldiers were injured in the gun battles that occurred in the early hours of Saturday, said Arif Noori, a spokesman for the provincial governor, later in the day.
He added that eight Taliban militants had been killed in the clashes and more than 10 others had been wounded.
A few hours after the ambush, the Taliban militant group claimed responsibility for the deadly ambush, claiming that its militants were able to overrun the checkpoint and seize weapons and ammunition.
Back on November 19, the militant outfit launched coordinated attacks on three checkpoints in the western province of Farah, killing six policemen and wounding eight others.
Taliban militants have intensified their attacks on security forces and foreign troops over the past two years.
Over the past 16 years, the Taliban have been engaged in militancy across Afghanistan, killing and displacing government officials, security forces, and civilians.