At least five policemen were killed when the Taliban insurgents launched an attack near Kunduz provincial centre on Saturday.
Hijratullah Akbari, a spokesperson for Kunduz Police Command, said the Taliban had attacked the Shinwari security checkpoint outside Kunduz city late night.
According to Akbari, three Afghan National Police and two local policemen were killed while four others were injured.
During the clashes, a tank was also destroyed.
Shinwari added that the Afghan forces regained control of the checkpoint.