The Afghan forces killed 8 Taliban militants including one of the commanders of the group during a clash in northern Faryab province.
The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the Taliban militants attacked the security posts in Yangi Village of Qaisar district.
The statement further added that the security forces effectively responded to the attack, killing at least 8 Taliban militants including Mullah Ismail alias Hafiza, one of the commanders of the group.
The security forces also wounded 7 Taliban militants during the clash, the 209th Shaheen Corps said, adding that the security forces defused two improvised explosives which the militants had planted in the area.
The Taliban group has not commented regarding the clash so far.