Officials said that five Taliban fighters were killed and eight others were wounded in a counterattack by security forces in the Dehrawood district of Uruzgan on Sunday night.
Ahmad Shah Sahel, spokesperson for the Uruzgan governor’s office, told Reporterly on Monday, that a group of Taliban fighters had attacked security checkpoints in the district.
He added that two Afghan security forces were also killed while four were injured during the clash.
The Taliban have not yet commented.
The government-controlled areas of Dehrawood have been under constant attack of the Taliban in the past week, with the militants blocking roads and essentially laying siege to the district.