At least nine militants have been killed and three others injured as clashes broke out in the Dawlat Abad district of Afghanistan's northern Faryab province on Wednesday, a police spokesman in the restive province said Thursday.
The clash, according to Abdul Karim Yurash, flared up after Taliban militants stormed some security checkpoints in the Pul-e-Bazaar Qala area of Dawlat Abad district on Wednesday afternoon.
The police returned fire, triggering the gun battle, reported Xinhua news agency.
According to Yurash, nine militants were killed in the clash while a few others sustained injuries.
A security personnel was also killed and two others injured.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK