At least five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed Thursday following an attack by Taliban militants in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.
According to local government officials, the attack was by a group of Taliban militants who attacked a security check post. Provincial governor, Shuja-ul-Mulk Jalal, said the assailant militants who attacked the check post were disguised in Afghan army uniform, according to the Afghan Khaama Press.
He said at least six militants were also killed following the clashes with the Afghan army forces. Defense ministry spokesman, Gen. Zahir Azimi, confirmed that seven Afghan army soldiers were killed following militants attack and roadside bomb explosion in the past 24 hours.