Officials say a number of insurgents have been killed and injured in the battle with the security forces following a massive attack at Dangam district of eastern Kunar province which is still ongoing.
Provincial police chief Abdul Habib Sayedkhil said only four soldiers have suffered injuries in the exchange of fire.
The number of the insurgents is said to be in hundreds.
Although officials say the insurgents are from Pakistan but Afghan Taliban in a message to the media have claimed responsibility for the attack.
The attack according to the officials started last night.