The clash erupted after a group of Taliban insurgents launched coordinated offensives on security checkpoints on Monday night to overrun the restive district, triggering fierce fighting which lasted for hours.
Five militants and three soldiers were killed. Nine security personnel and seven insurgents were wounded in the firefight, the official further said.
Taliban militants who lost the troubled Wardoj district to government forces weeks ago haven't commented.
Tuesday 7 April 2020 13:44