SARIPUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- A total of nine Taliban militants including two main commanders have been killed and 15 others injured in the northern Saripul province on Tuesday, provincial governor Mohammad Zahir Wahdat said.
"Taliban militants launched coordinated attacks on the southern part of provincial capital Saripul city early today morning but fled away after suffering casualties and leaving nine dead bodies including two key commanders Gul Hamid and Mabariz behind," Wahdat told reporters here.
Fifteen more militants have been injured and sporadic fighting between security forces and Taliban fighters is going on in some villages in the outskirt of provincial capital the Saripul city 360 km north of Kabul, the official added.
He also confirmed that six security personnel have been killed or injured in the fighting.
Taliban militants who are active in parts of Saripul province, have not commented.