Kabul, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- Up to 25 armed militants have been killed and 30 others injured during the clashes between security forces and Taliban militants along the Kabul-Kandahar highway in Wordak province east of Afghanistan, the government said Wednesday.
"A group of armed militants have attacked on Kabul-Kandahar highway in Wordak province on Tuesday, planed to block the road on traffic," the interior ministry said in a statement.
The attempts of the militants have been foiled following counter-offensive and the militants, after leaving 25 bodies, fled away, the statement said.
The clashes also left one civilian killed and 30 insurgents and six security forces injured. Two other militants were arrested, according to the statement.
Taliban militants who are intensifying their activities in most of the provinces have yet to make comment.