At least 12 Taliban insurgents were killed in clashes with security forces in northern Takhar province on Monday, local officials said.
In addition, 35 others were injured.
The clash took place in Durqad district of the province on Monday afternoon after dozens of insurgents attacked the district and started clashing with security forces, a spokesman for the provincial police chief, Sherjan Durani said.
“A soldier was also killed in the fighting,” Durani said, adding that the insurgents were eventually driven back.
Security forces are currently in clashes with insurgents in more than ten provinces in the country. This comes after the Taliban announced the launch of their summer offensive last week.