At least 18 Taliban insurgents were killed in clashes with security forces in the past three days in northern Baghlan province, local officials said on Monday.
In addition, 27 other insurgents were injured.
The clashes took place in Dand-e-Ghori area in Pul-e-Khumri the capital of the province and so far more than ten villages have been cleared of insurgents, Provincial Police Chief, Abdul Jabar Purdely said.
“So far a security soldier was killed and three others injured. The clashes still continue,” he said.
Meanwhile, officials at the Baghlan hospital have said than nine people who were injured in the clashes, including six children and two women, are among those transferred to hospital for treatment.
The Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.