Heavy fighting is ongoing in Chamtal district in Balkh province, officials said, adding that two people have been killed and 12 others wounded in the clash.
Deputy head of Balkh provincial council, Sayed Abdullah Masroor, said that six of his bodyguards were wounded when a rocket shelled by the Taliban landed near their house in Taraki village in Chamtal district at around 9pm local time on Saturday.
According to Masroor, six public uprising forces were also wounded in the fight between security forces and the Taliban in the district.
Two public uprising forces were killed in the clash, he told TOLOnews.
Balkh hospital officials confirmed that one dead and four wounded have been taken to the facility so far.
Balkh police department spokesman, Shirjan Durani, said the fight was started on Saturday morning and that Taliban has suffered heavy losses.
Talking to TOLOnews, he said the clash is still ongoing in the area.
Meanwhile, the 707 Pamir Police Headquarters said in a statement that four Taliban fighters, including their designated district governor for Shortepa district in Jawzjan province, Abdul Rahim also known as Allah Murad, was killed in a military operation by security forces.
According to the statement, more than 10 Taliban militants including their designated district governor for Mangjak district of Jawzjan, Mullah Qadir, were wounded in the fighting.
The statement said Taliban has been pushed back from the area after they attacked on a security outpost in Mangjak district in northern Jawzjan province.