Security forces thwart Taliban attack, kill 36 in Kandahar

At least 36 Taliban insurgents were killed in clashes with the Afghan security forces in southern Kandahar province on Thursday, police said.

Jamal Nasir Barikzai, a spokesman for Kandahar police told Ariana News that the clashes took place in the Bagh-e-Pul area at the outskirt of the provincial capital Kandahar city.

Barikzai said the Taliban wanted to carry out an attack on Kandahar city. He added that the Afghan forces launched an operation and thwarted the Taliban attack.

He did not provide details about the casualties of security forces.

The Taliban has not yet commented.