14 Taliban dead after clashes with Afghan security forces
14 members of the Taliban were killed in Helmand province on Sunday after a series of gunfights with state security forces. (Image courtesy of The Guardian)
The exact number of killed and wounded was unclear; however, officials told the Khaama Press the fighting went into the evening in the Greshk district of Helmand.
Four government troops were reported wounded and denied Taliban claims the injured soldiers had actually been killed.
The fighting came at the same time the Afghans announced the capture of Taliban commander in southern Kandahar province.