Local police confirmed that six security forces were killed and two wounded when Taliban attacked a joint security and defence checkpoint in the Mohammad Agha district of Takhar on early Friday morning.
The attack took place at around 1 am on Friday in the Qala-e-Ahmadzai area, Logar police spokesperson Shahpour Ahmadzai said.
The victims include an Afghan National Police (ANP) soldier, two members of the People’s Uprising Forces and three Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF).
The Taliban attack was repulsed when reinforcements arrived and killed and wounded dozens of the group’s fighters.
The Taliban have not yet commented.