At least five Taliban insurgents were killed in clashes with Afghan security forces in northern Jawzjan province on Wednesday night, local officials confirmed on Thursday.
In addition, four other insurgents were wounded.
The clash took place in Faizabad district of the province after the Taliban attacked police check posts. “The clash continued for nearly four hours,” provincial police chief, Gen. Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani said.
“Three security forces were also wounded in the clash,” Jawzjani said.