At least 10 army soldiers were killed in a “Taliban attack” on Wednesday night in Balkh province, a source told TOLOnews.
The attack targeted the Bangala base, which is in Balkh district, and seven soldiers were also wounded in the attack, the source said.
According to the source an army tank was also destroyed in the attack.
Army officials in the north have so far not provided information, but a spokesman for the provincial governor, Ahmad Monir Farhad, said that last night a clash occurred between Taliban and security forces but he did not give any numbers about casualties.
The Taliban has not commented yet.
This comes two days after seven army members were killed and three other NDS employees were wounded in a Taliban attack on an army base in Dawlat Abad district of Balkh province.