FAIZABAD, Afghanistan, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- A total of 10 militants have been killed and six others injured as clashes erupted in a northern province on Thursday, provincial police spokesman Sanahullah Ruhani said.
The clashes, according to the official, broke out in Shiwa area of Arghanchkhaw district of Badakhshan province at 02:00 a.m. local time and lasted for several hours and the militants fled away after leaving 10 bodies behind and six more injured.
Two pro-government militias have also been injured in the fighting, the official said.
However, locals said that both sides had suffered in the fighting which has been sporadically continuing.
Taliban militants are yet to make comments.