KABUL, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- The Afghan army killed 10 Taliban insurgents and injured 14 others in western province of Farah Saturday, the Defense Ministry said on Sunday.
"Afghan National Army struck terrorists' hideouts by airstrikes and heavy artillery in Bala Buluk district, killing 10 insurgents and injuring 14 others," the ministry tweeted.
The province has been the scene of heavy clashes between security forces and Taliban within the past months.
On early Saturday morning, the Taliban launched a massive attack on army checkpoints, killing 22 soldiers and injuring two others in Bala Buluk.
Afghan security forces, alongside U.S. and NATO-led coalition forces, have increased ground and air offensives against militants across the country.
The Taliban insurgent group, which has been waging an insurgency of more than 16 years, has yet to make comments.