The Afghan forces repulsed a Taliban attack in northern Sar-e Pul province of Afghanistan, killing or wounding at least 21 militants of the group.
The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in a statement said a large group of Taliban militants attacked the security posts in Masjid-e Sabz area of Sancharak district.
The statement further added that the security forces repulsed the attack, killing at least 11 militants of the group including Mullah Noor Mohammad, one of the local commanders of the group.
The security forces also wounded at least 10 other militants during the clash, the statement added.
The Taliban group has not commented regarding the incident so far.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense said a roadside bomb planted by Taliban militants wounded a civilian in the area.