KABUL, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- The Taliban-linked militancy and counter-militancy have claimed the lives of six people including two civilians and four militants and wounding eight others in Afghanistan on Friday, officials confirmed.
Two civilians lost their lives as a roadside bomb struck a civilian car in Alishing district of the eastern Laghman province Friday morning, local government said in a statement.
"A mine planted by Taliban militants on a road in Alishing district struck a civilian car at around 10:00 a.m. local time killing two commuters on the spot and injuring two others," the statement sent to media outlets confirmed.
Furthermore, operation against Taliban militants in the northeast Badakhshan province left four Taliban fighters dead and injured six others including three Afghan soldiers, local officials asserted.
"Afghan forces raided Taliban hideouts in Ragistan and Zibak districts in Badakhshan province on Friday morning during which four rebels including a Taliban commander named Mullah Abdul Rahman were killed," spokesman for Badakhshan provincial government , Abdul Marouf Rasikh told Xinhua.
He also added that six others including three militants were injured during the clash which lasted for a while.
Meantime, Daulat Mohammad the governor of Wardoj district of Badakhshan province admitted that a mine planted by militants struck a military vehicle injuring three Afghan soldiers.
However, the Taliban outfit which has been fighting the government confirmed the skirmishes in both Badakhshan in Laghman provinces and in statement posted on the outfit's website claiming inflicting casualties on Afghan forces, a claim rejected by local officials as groundless.
Since the warring sides in Afghanistan exaggerate the casualties inflicted on opponents, it is difficult to get verification from independent sources.