Five members of the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) of the Afghan National Police were killed and five others were wounded in a clearance operation against the Taliban in Tagab district in Kapisa province on Thursday, local officials said on Friday.
The operation was launched in Shilwakai, Noorkhail and Nabikhail vilalges in Tagab, said Mohammad Husain Senji, head of Kapisa Provincial Council.
He said at least 15 Taliban fighters were killed and seven others were wounded in the operation.
According to him, scattered fighting still ongoing in the area and the security forces continue their efforts to clear the area of militants and ensure security in the villages.
Taliban has not commented on the report so far.