SHIBERGHAN, Afghanistan, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- A total of 10 people including five police have been killed as a clash erupted in Darzab district of the northern Jawzjan province, provincial police chief Rahmatullah Turkistani said Saturday.
"The clash flared up early today after Taliban rebels attacked local police checkpoints in Sardara village of Darzab district and police retaliated; as a result, five police, a woman and four Taliban insurgents have been killed," Turkistani told reporters here.
Three Taliban fighters and four police have been injured in firefight which has been continuing, the official asserted.
Taliban militants are yet to make comments on the report.
Parts of Jawzjan province have been the scene of Taliban and Islamic State (IS) group activities over the past couple of years.