The Afghan forces suffered casualties in a coordinated Taliban attack in central Daikundi province, the local security officials said.

Gul Aqa Sajadi, a spokesman for the provincial police headquarters confirmed that eight security personnel lost their lives after a large number of Taliban militants attacked the security check posts in Kajran district.

He said the Taliban militants launched the attack at around 1 am local time which lasted for several hours.

According to Sajadi, eight policemen and a soldier of the Afghan national army lost their lives in the attack and four others sustained injuries.

Meanwhile, another official said the Afghan forces also inflicted heavy casualties on Taliban militants but did not elaborate further regarding the exact number.

The official further added that additional forces have arrived in the district and the Afghan forces are in full control of the area.

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