At least four soldiers lost their lives and seven others went missing following an attack by Taliban militants in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan.

Adel Shah Adil, a spokesperson for Balkh Police Headquarters, confirmed that the incident took place late on Saturday night in Balkh district.

Adil further added that the Taliban militants attacked a security check post at around 9 pm local time which claimed the lives of 4 soldiers.

He also added that 7 other soldiers went missing following the attack who are believed to have been kidnapped by Taliban militants following the 3-hour clash.

According to Adil, the Taliban militants also sustained casualties during the clash but did not elaborate further.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the incident so far.

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