A Taliban local commander along with three of his fighters were killed in a clash with security forces on Tuesday in Balkh province, local officials said.
Abdul Razaq Qaderi, security officer at Balkh police chief's office said that the commander Janat Gul, along with three of his fighters, were killed in a clash in Dawlat Abad district of Balkh province Tuesday morning, when they attacked parts of the district.
Qaderi said the clash lasted for two hours. There were no casualties among security forces.
Janat Gul was reportedly responsible for the deaths of a number of security force members.
No further details were provided about the clash.
Taliban has not yet commented.