At least 11 militants were killed when the Afghan police repelled a Taliban attack in Paktika province, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.

According to a ministry statement, the insurgents were killed and 17 others injured when Taliban militants attacked police checkpoints in Sarobi district on Saturday evening, Xinhua news agency reported.No police official was injured in the operation, the statement said.

The Taliban have yet to make any comment.

Last Sunday, a total of 13 militants were killed in an airstike at a Taliban hideout in Kunduz province of Afghanistan, an army official said.

“Acting upon intelligence reports, the government forces aircraft attacked a Taliban gathering in Bandar-e-Shorab area in Khan Abad district, killing 13 rebels on the spot and injuring three others,” army spokesman Abdul Khalil told a news agency.

Taliban militants, who have been mounting pressure to overrun Khan Abad district in Kunduz province have suffered casualties and their attacks have been repulsed, he said. At least 30 militants have been killed in fighting for control of Khan Abad district over the past two days, according to security officials.