The clashes started around 4:30 am local time after several armed Taliban militants attacked Afghan police forces in this province.
Provincial security chief Ghulamullah Nuristani confirming the report said a prominent Taliban leader Hayatullah was killed along with eight other Taliban militants during the clashes.
Mr. Nuristani further added the clashes took place in government controlled areas after more than 1000 Taliban militants attacked Afghan police forces, and the fighting is still continuing in the area.
He also said at least one Afghan police was killed and three others were injured following the incident.
Ghulamullah Nuristani accused Pakistan’s Inter Service Intelligence for supporting the Taliban militants to carry out the attack.
In the meantime a spokesman for the Taliban group Zabiullah Mujahid claimed the responsibility behind the attack and said several Afghan security forces were killed.