At least sixteen Taliban militants were killed in an operation carried out by Afghan forces in Farah province, local officials said on Tuesday.
According to the officials, the operation was conducted in Posht Road district in Farah.
At least 21 other Taliban militants were wounded in the operation, said Hashmatullah Ahmad, an Army in Farah.
He said that dozens of Taliban attacked security check posts in the district but their attack was pushed back.
Ahmad said that two mines were defused in the area.
One soldier killed and two other soldiers were wounded in the operation, he said.
Taliban has rejected the claims.