Kabul (Web Des): At least 13 including three top local officials were killed in gunbattle after the Taliban stormed a government compound in central Afghanistan early on Thursday, Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement.

In addition, eight other insurgents were wounded.

According to Tolo News, the operations were carried out in Nangarhar, Kunar, Kapisa, Ghazni, Logar, Paktika, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Zabul, Faryab, Farah, Kunduz and Helmand provinces to clear the areas of insurgents, according to the statement.

The MoD said that ten insurgents were killed in a Farah operation and three others were wounded while eight insurgents were killed in Omana district of Paktika.

Six insurgents were killed in Kapisa and two others were wounded. Six other insurgents were killed in Nad Ali district of Helmand province, three were killed in Uruzgan and one other was wounded.

Two Daesh insurgents were killed and two others were wounded in Chapadara district of Nangarhar province.