Badakhshan officials said Taliban attacked People’s Uprising Forces checkpoints in the Yaftali Sufla district of the province on Saturday morning.
Badakhshan Police spokesperson Sanaullah Rouhani said the attack started at 2 a.m. in the Doaba area of the district.
In the hour-long clashes, a local government forces commander Ghazi Yaftali was killed and one of his men was wounded.
Rouhani added that four Taliban fighters were also killed and five others were wounded in the clashes.
The Taliban have not yet commented.