At least 11 security force members have been killed in ongoing clash with Taliban insurgents in central Wardak province since Saturday night, local officials confirmed on Sunday.
Wardak provincial governor's spokesman, Abdul Rahman Wardak says that Dai Mirdad district police chief and 10 security force members were killed after Taliban stormed the district police headquarters on Saturday night.
“Clashes are still ongoing in the district,” he said.
However, he did not provide further details.
In the meantime, provincial officials said five check posts have fallen to the Taliban - each check post had between five and ten security forces in place.
Officials also said 52 Taliban were killed and over 60 wounded in the clashes.
The Taliban has also confirmed the clashes.