GHAZNI, Afghanistan, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- At least 28 Taliban militants were killed during the security forces' operation against militants in Ghazni province, east of Afghanistan on Friday night, a local official said Saturday.
"Security and defense forces targeted a gathering of Taliban militants by artillery firings in Khogiani district of Ghazni province last night, as a result 28 militants were killed," Farid Ahmad Mashal, Ghazni police chief told Xinhua.
Several more insurgents were injured, the official said.
At the same time security forces repelled Taliban's multi-pronged attacks on provincial capital the Ghazni city on Friday night and security forces returned fire during which one police constable was injured, Mashal said.
Taliban militants have made no comment on the report.