The Afghan forces and Taliban militants suffered casualties during a clash in southern Kandahar province on Friday night.

The Police Chief of Kandahar Gen. Tadin Khan Achakzai said in a Twitter post that the clash took place in Maruf district.

Gen. Tadin Khan further added that Taliban militants attacked the district administrative compound late on Friday night.

Furthermore, Gen. Tadin Khan said the attack badly damaged the district compound and claimed the lives of some Afghan soldiers.

However, he did not disclose further information regarding the exact number of soldiers who lost their lives in the attack.

Meanwhile, Gen. Tadin Khan said the security forces killed 25 Taliban militants during the clash.