Taliban militants launched at attack on security checkpoints along the Kunduz-Takhar highway on Friday evening, killing one security forces member and wounding three others.
Takhar Police spokesperson Khalil Asir told Reporterly on Saturday, that a Taliban commander named Qari Omari Gojar was killed during the clashes and three militants were also wounded.
Asir said the Taliban opened fire while fleeing the area, further injuring at least 10 civilians who were working in the fields nearby.
The civilians were transferred to the hospitals and they are now stable, Asir said.
The Taliban is yet to comment on the incident.