Local sources in Takhar province say that the company commander for the 6th Battalion of the National Army has been killed in a skirmish against Taliban militants.

Taliban militants stormed a military base in the Darqad district of Takhar province on Friday night, killing four soldiers, local sources confirmed.

Some news outlets reported at least four Afghan security force members were killed and further six others were injured during the battle.

Taliban claimed, that at least five soldiers including an army commander, Sultan Mohammad were killed in the incident, media reports.

Local officials told media that, the Taliban also inflicted heavy casualties during the three-hour battle.

Ministry of Defense have not yet commented on the incident.

Takhar is one of the insecure provinces in the country, where Taliban militants have a large presence.