Afghan forces kill 8 militants, arrest 4 suspected insurgents

Security forces in crackdown against militants have killed eight Taliban fighters and arrested four others charged with involvement in subversive activities in Kandahar province, a security official, Nisar Ahmad Hand said Tuesday.

Personnel of law enforcing agencies, according to the official, targeted the hideout of Taliban fighters in Buri area of Shah Walikot district in Kandahar province on Monday afternoon, killing eight insurgents on the spot.

The four arrested suspected insurgents have been taken into custody for investigation, the official said.

Taliban militants who are active in parts of Kandahar have not commented.