Five militants killed in Afghanistan

Kabul, April 10: At least five Taliban militants were killed and eight injured during a clash in Afghanistan, an official said Thursday.

“The clash erupted in Gereshk district, in Helmand province, late Wednesday night and lasted for a while, during which five armed Taliban rebels were killed and eight others sustained injuries,” army spokesman Mohammad Rasoul Zazai told Xinhua.

There were no casualties among the army personnel, he said.