_48649082_badakhshan_faizabadAccording to local authorities in north-eastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan, at least 12 people including 2 Afghan police forces and 10 Taliban militants were killed following clashes in Wardoj district.

The officials further added at least four Taliban militants were also injured during the clashes.

Provincial security chief Gen. Imamuddin Motmaein confirming the report said Taliban militants attacked a security check post at Bashand village on Tuesday night.

In the meantime Taliban group deny the reports regarding the casualties of Taliban militants.

In a separate incident, Najeebullah commander of the Afghan local police forces was assassinated by Taliban militants at Darzab district in northern Jowzjan province of Afghanistan on Tuesday.

A spokesman for the provincial security commandment Abdul Hai Marzi said the incident took place the commander of the local police forces was on his way towards his home and was shot dead by gunmen.