Two Taliban militants were killed and nine more arrested in a police operation in the southern Zabul province, the governor office said in a statement.

The operation was launched by the national with the cooperation of the local and international forces in Shahjoy district, the statement said.

The security forces sustained no casualties and they seized a large number of weapons, ammunitions and explosives in the militants hideout.

Zabul is an insecure province in the south where Taliban militants wage terrorist activities against Afghan and international troops.