On Friday at least 10 members of the Afghan Army died in an attack on their outpost by the Taliban in Sangin district, Helmand province, the 215 Maiwand Corps confirmed in a statement, saying also that four troops were wounded.
Around 16 army troops were stationed at the outpost, according to the statement.
Sources said the insurgents dug a tunnel to the outpost, detonated some explosives and then attacked the installation.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.
This follows an attack in Balkh on early Tuesday morning that killed 10 ANA troops.