Gen. Sediqi further added that the operation was conducted in the vicinity of Khas Uruzgan district on Saturday to suppress the armed militants. Khaama press reported.
He said at least three security personnel including two army soldiers and a policeman also lost their lives during the operation and three others were wounded.
This comes as at least Taliban insurgents were killed and eleven others were wounded during a similar operation in Chora district of Uruzgan two weeks ago.
Provincial administrative chief Aminullah Khaleqi had confirmed that nine Taliban insurgents were killed and at least eleven others were wounded during the clashes.
The local officials said Sunday that the Taliban militants and Afghan armed forces suffered casualties during an operation in southern Uruzgan province of Afghanistan,