A security source said on Friday that 16 security force members were killed and two more were wounded in a Taliban attack on their outpost in Khan Abad district in the northern province of Kunduz on Thursday night.
The attack happened in Tap-e-Akhtar area in Khan Abad district, said Rabbani Rabbani, member of the provincial council in Kunduz.
He said two security force members were taken hostage during the Taliban attack.
A security source said that a local force unit supported by the National Directorate of Security.
More details on the attack are not available so far.
The attack comes amidst a sharp increase in violence in the country despite the ongoing efforts for peace.