(Afghanistan Times): The Afghan security forces have killed at least 25 Taliban militants in a counterattack after the militants attacked their checkpoints in Helmand and Nimroz provinces. Another nine Taliban fighters were wounded in the attack Taliban planned to attack Afghan forces outposts in Helmand and Nimroz province, where they faced assault by Afghan security forces before offensive, the Ministry of Defense said on Tuesday. According to the ministry, 25 Taliban insurgents were killed in two provinces.