Two Afghan security forces and five Taliban were killed in an early morning clash in the Qarghaz area of Imam Sahib district in Kunduz province on Wednesday.
District Governor Mahbubullah Sayyedi said the clashes erupted when Taliban militants stormed a joint Afghan army and police checkpoint.
Five security forces and six Taliban were also injured during the deadly gun battle.
The Taliban were repulsed, and wounded were taken to a hospital in the provincial capital, Sayyedi said.
On Tuesday, Afghan security forces killed five Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) members who were fighting for the Taliban in the province’s Dasht-e-Archi district, the Special Operations Corps posted on Facebook.