KABUL, July 30, (Xinhua) -- The Afghan National Police (ANP) repelled a Taliban militants' attack in eastern province of Paktika on Saturday, killing 11 militants, the country's interior ministry said Sunday.
The ministry said in a statement that a group of Taliban militants attacked police checkpoints in Sarobi district in the province, 155 km south of Kabul late on Saturday evening, but faced a harsh response from the police forces.
"The clashes left 11 armed Taliban fighters dead and 17 others wounded, but no ANP member was harmed in the clashes," the statement said.
The relatively peaceful province has been the scene of sporadic clashes between the government security forces and Taliban militants recently.
Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant since April when the militant group launched its annual offensive in different places of the country, which had claimed hundreds of lives including militants, security personnel and civilians.
The Taliban has yet to make comments on the clashes.