At least 13 security force members and eight Taliban insurgents were killed in clashes in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday night, a security source confirmed on Thursday
In addition, eight other soldiers were wounded in the clash.
The clash started at about 10pm local time on Wednesday in Maiwand district of the province after dozens of insurgents attacked a military base, according to the source.
“The Taliban fled the area after the attack,” he said.
However, local security officials have not yet commented on the attack.
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