Afghan Border Police Forces (ABPF) have fought off insurgents who tried to claim the posts in Mor-e-Chaq in Bala Murghab district of Badghis province – along the Afghan – Turkmenistan border - over the past few days.
The commander of 207 Zafar Army Corps, Gen. Taj Mohammad Jahed said that an intense offensive was launched Tuesday night to drive out the insurgents.
On Tuesday morning officials warned that over two hundred insurgents had launched a heavy attack on border posts in the area. He said at the time that reinforcement troops were being sent in to help.
According to Jahed, during the operation the forces defeated the Taliban insurgents and killed at least twenty.
Two Afghan border police soldiers were however killed in the offensive, Jahed said.
There are no details of civilian casualties yet.
Taliban has yet to comment.