KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- At least seven Taliban militants and three government security personnel were killed and eight others, including five insurgents, wounded following a fierce clash in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province, an official said Saturday.
The clash broke out at about 03:00 a.m. local time, when Taliban militants launched a grouping attack on security check posts in Charkhab and Bagh-e-Mir areas of Khan Abad district.
Police forces returned fire, resulting in the death of seven insurgents and three policemen, said Inamudin Rahmani, the provincial police spokesman.
Five insurgents and three security personnel have also been injured in the firefight, said the spokesman.
The source did not give details if civilians suffered in the fighting.
Taliban has not commented on the incident.