PUL-I-KHIMRI (Pajhwok): Eight Afghan National Armey soldiers were killed and two policemen injured in clashes with Taliban insurgents in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Monday.
A security source told Pajhwok Afghan News a clash broke out between ANA troops and the Taliban in Malayan village of Dandi Ghori area of Pul-i-Khumri, the provincial capital, late Sunday night.
The source said eight ANA soldiers were killed in the clash.
In nearby Baladora area, two policemen were injured in a clash with the rebels, he said.
Local residents also reported a heavy fighting in Malayan village on Sunday night.
Gul Khan, a resident of the area, said the Taliban attacked Afghan National Armey (ANA) check-posts on Sunday night.
He added smoke was seen rising from the check-posts in the morning and people said all soldiers manning the check-posts had been killed.
The Taliban have said nothing in this regard.