At least six policemen were killed in a Taliban attack in the Qala-e-Haidar Khan village of Paghman district in the west of Kabul.
Security sources said that the Taliban launched an attack around 2:00 am on Tuesday night and seized all the weapons and other military equipment after killing the soldiers.
The security sources said that the Taliban also sustained heavy casualties.
The Taliban also tried to set ablaze the police checkpoint, but the security forces arrived and the Taliban fighters fled, said the Ministry of Interior.
“The Taliban fled the area, we have launched a clearance operation in the area,” said Tariq Arian, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior.
“Rockets were fired, there was also the sound of AK47 and mortars, the fighting started at 2:10 am and finished at around 2:50 am,” said Rahimullah, a local resident.
Security sources said the Taliban fighters hid in residential areas after the attack.
“We tried to hide in a corner, all of us were frightened,” said Hamid, a resident in Paghman.
“We have a company here, the security situation in the area is very tense,” said Zia-ul-Haq, a resident in Paghman.
Tuesday night's attack was the second major attack in the area in the past week.
Last week, unidentified gunmen targeted a police ranger vehicle with a missile and lit another on fire.