JALALABAD, Afghanistan, June 29 (Xinhua) -- Up to five armed militants have been killed as clash erupted between security forces and the Taliban in Lalpor district of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday.
The clash, according to Attaullah Khogiani, the spokesman for the provincial government, flared up after a group of Taliban fighters stormed some police checkpoints in Lalpor district Thursday morning and police returned fire.
The attacking militants after leaving five bodies behind fled away, the official asserted.
Earlier, the official said that a mortar mine fired by militants struck a house and claimed the life of a woman.
Taliban militants are yet to make comments on the situation there in the restive district.