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2 militants killed in failed rocket attack on Afghan forces

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: As many as two Taliban militants were killed in a failed rocket attack on Afghan national security forces in eastern Paktika province, said officials on Friday.

The provincial governor spokesman, Nabiullah Pirkhel, said the incident took place in Bermal district late on Thursday night.

He said that two militants were injured after the rocket exploded before they manage to target the check posts of the Afghan troops.

Local residents in Sharmadkhel where the incident took place said they heard a loud explosion but they are unaware about casualties.

The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the incident so far.

Paktika is among relatively volatile provinces in east where anti-government groups are actively operating and frequently carry out subversive activities.

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