Local officials in Ghor say the Taliban attacked a security checkpoint in the Khaaristan region, west of the provincial capital, Firuzkuh, Sunday night, but militant offensive were repulsed by the security forces and people uprising unit.
Mohammad Aref Aber, the spokesman for the governor of Ghor, said eight insurgents were killed and six others were wounded during four hours of heavy clashes.
Khaaristan is located west of Firuzkuh, the capital of Ghor province, this regional part is reported to have been under constant militant offenses and attacks.
This comes at a time when a car bomb exploded in the city of Firuzkuh killing at least 15 civilians and 151 others, including women and children were wounded.
Security officials in Ghor blame the Taliban for the blast, but no one has yet claimed the responsibility for murdering dozens of civilians.