At least 9 members of the public uprising forces were killed and 6 were wounded in a clash with the Taliban in the northern province of Takhar on Tuesday night, local officials said.
The incident occurred in Lala Guzar village of Khwaja Bahauddin district on Tuesday night after the Taliban attacked and were engaged by security forces, according to officials.
“The Taliban also sustained casualties in the attack but there are no exact reports,” officials said.
The Taliban have not commented on the attack.
On Monday night, the Taliban attacked Kunduz city from several directions and clashed with security forces for several hours, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement on Tuesday.
“At least 40 Taliban were killed in the clash with security forces and 50 others were wounded,” the MoD said, adding: “The Afghan forces pushed back the Taliban attack.”
Afghan forces also pushed back Taliban attacks in Imam Sahib, Chahardara and Khan Abad districts on Monday night, and the “Taliban have suffered heavy casualties in the airstrikes," the statement said.
Acting Defense Minister Khalid visited Kunduz and said that eight Afghan forces were killed in the Taliban attack last night and several others were wounded.
The Taliban recently has increased their attacks on Afghan forces in different parts of the country.