GHAZNI, Afghanistan Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- Six armed insurgents and one policeman were killed and 15 militants wounded during clashes in eastern Afghan province of Ghazni on Friday, the provincial police chief said Saturday.
"The clashes erupted after government forces engaged in Taliban insurgents in Abband district late Friday. And the fighting left six Taliban militants, including two insurgents' local commanders, dead and 15 others injured," Gen. Mohammad Zaman told Xinhua.
One police officer was also killed during the clashes, he added.
Taliban insurgency has been on the rampage since the beginning of 2015 when the Afghan security forces assumed full responsibilities of security from the U.S. and NATO troops.
The Taliban militants have yet to make comment on the report.