At least six security force members were killed in a clash with Taliban in Balkh province on Tuesday night, a local police commander for Charbolak district, Mohammad Aman, said.
The clash occurred in Temorak village in Charbolak district in Balkh province and continued through to Wednesday morning, Aman said.
Aman said among those killed in the fighting are three Special Police Force and three local police force members.
Seven other local police force members were taken hostage by the Taliban, Aman said.
Aman said Taliban set fire three armored vehicles belonged to the Afghan forces in the province.
Balkh police confirm the clash but did not give details about the casualties.
Balkh police said in a statement that the Ministry of Interior has directed them not to share information with media.
Taliban has released a video on social media which according to them shows a number of local police force members taken hostage by the group in Balkh.