TEHRAN (Tasnim) - At least eight militants have been confirmed dead as a clash erupted in Balkh district of Afghanistan's northern Balkh province on Tuesday, army spokesman in the northern region Mohammad Hanif Rezai said Wednesday.
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The fighting, according to the official, flared up after the armed militants attacked security checkpoints in Palaspush area of the relatively restive province on Tuesday afternoon, triggering a gun battle, which lasted for a while, and the militants fled away after leaving eight bodies and two injured behind.
Without providing more details, the official said the security forces would continue to pursue militants elsewhere in the country, Xinhua news agency reported.
Taliban militants have yet to make comments on the situation there.