At least 13 members of public uprising forces were killed in a Taliban attack on their outpost on the outskirts of Qala-e-Naw city, the center of Badghis province, on Thursday evening, a provincial council member Bahauddin Qadesi said, adding that 10 members of the public uprising forces are missing.
Security officials confirmed the incident but did not confirm the casualties.
The Taliban captured the outpost with the help of infiltrators within the public uprising forces, said Shir Aqa Alokozai, a security officer at Badghis police headquarters.
This comes amid a rapid increase in Taliban attacks over the last week in which at least 100 members of the Afghan security forces have lost their lives and dozens of others have been wounded.
The attacks happened in 13 provinces over the last week.