According to the statement the militants were killed after Afghan security forces launched a special operation in Mangarti village in Barmal district of Paktika province on Saturday.
“The group had planned to launch a terrorist attack in Paktika province”, the statement added.
Meanwhile, Afghan forces have confiscated one suicide vest, three AK-47, two pistols, 5 radio handsets, one explosives laden vehicle and some amount of light and heavy round of ammunitions.
No Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and civilians were harmed during the operation, continued the statement.
Taliban has not made a comment about the report yet.