Twelve Afghan forces have been killed in overnight Taliban attacks in northern Kunduz and northwest Badghis province, officials said according to 1tvnews.af.
Eight deaths happened in Kunduz province where militants attacked security posts in provincial capital, also Kunduz, and on highway from the city to Ali Abad district, said Esmatullah Muradi, a spokesman for provincial governor.
The deaths included five police and three army soldiers, he said.
Three police and two soldiers were wounded in the attacks, the official said. He said that the Taliban also suffered casualties in counterattacks, but did not provide an exact figure.
Meanwhile, militants attacked an Afghan army convoy in Qadis district of Badghis province last night, killing four soldiers and wounding another, said Mohammad Haidar Sharifi, the district governor.
He said that one militant was also killed in the counterattack.