At least nine people were killed and 27 others wounded as security forces repulsed attacks by Taliban militants in Pul-e-Khumri city, capital of northern Baghlan province, on Sunday, the Afghan Interior Ministry said.
The clashes erupted after Taliban militants carried out attacks before dawn on positions of the security forces in Hussain Khil and Zaman Khil localities of Pul-e-Khumri.
“Security forces pushed back the attackers. They besieged a group of militants in Dewar-e-Karkar area. Two militants were arrested by security forces during the clashes,” the ministry said in a statement.
“The killed included four civilians, two soldiers and three militants,” the statement added.