KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, Aug. 19 (Xinhua)-- Afghan security forces have killed 20 Taliban militants in Khan Abad district of Kunduz province with Kunduz city as its capital 250 km norht of Kabul over the past two days and efforts are underway to reopen the road linking Kunduz to the neighboring Takhar province, provincial police spokesman Hijratullah Akbari said Friday.
"Since yesterday the government forces have killed 20 Taliban rebels and injured 10 others in Khan Abad district," Akbari told Xinhua.
Taliban militants in surprise offensive in Khan Abad on Wednesday blocked the essential road linking Kunduz to the neighboring Takhar province.
Akbari also noted that operations are underway to reopen the road.
Taliban militants who have intensified activities over the past couple of months and are presently fighting the government forces in several provinces including Kunduz, Takhar and Baghlan provinces haven't commented.