"The military operations were conducted last night in the capital Maidan Shahr, as well as in the four districts of Jaghatu, Sayed Abad, Dai Mirdad and Chak," Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesperson for the governor of Wardak province, told the Anadolu Agency. He said that 14 insurgents including, two Pakistanis, were killed and six more were injured in the different clashes between the Afghan security forces and the Taliban fighters. An Afghan National Police member was killed and four National Army members were injured in the clashes, Khogyani added. He said the government forces have captured a large cache of weapons and 24 kilograms of explosives during the operations. Mohammad Shah, a resident of Maidan Shahr town of Wardak, confirmed the overnight clashes. "I woke up to the sound of heavy firing in the outskirts of the town last night," he told the AA over the phone. The resident said he also heard the sounds of RPG firing. But Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahd declined the report. "As far as I know, and I’m in contact with our Mujahideen [Taliban fighters] in Wardak, nothing like that happened in Wardak," he told the AA over the phone from an undisclosed area. He claimed Taliban fighters have killed and injured many of government forces during attacks in different parts of Afghanistan over the past 24 hours.