Militants Kill 4, Injure 10 Members of Afghan Security Forces in Country's North, Media Reports

© REUTERS / Allauddin KhanIn this Friday, May 27, 2016 photo, Taliban fighters stand guard as senior leader of a breakaway faction of the Taliban Mullah Abdul Manan Niazi, not pictured, delivers a speech to his fighters, in Shindand district of Herat province, Afghanistan
In this Friday, May 27, 2016 photo, Taliban fighters stand guard as senior leader of a breakaway faction of the Taliban Mullah Abdul Manan Niazi, not pictured, delivers a speech to his fighters, in Shindand district of Herat province, Afghanistan - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least four members of the Afghan security forces have been killed and 10 others injured in an armed clash with Taliban militants in the northern Afghan province of Baghlan, TOLOnews reported on Sunday, citing a security source.

According to the media outlet, the incident took place in the Cheshmaye Shir and Bagh-e-Shamal areas on the highway between Baghlan and Samangan provinces when the militants attacked servicemen.

"The highway was closed to traffic for several hours and four Afghan forces humvees [high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles] were also damaged in the fighting", sources said, as cited by the media outlet.
© AP Photo / Raumat GulTaliban fighters ride in their vehicle in Surkhroad district of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, June 16, 2018
Militants Kill 4, Injure 10 Members of Afghan Security Forces in Country's North, Media Reports - Sputnik International
Taliban fighters ride in their vehicle in Surkhroad district of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, June 16, 2018

According to a military commander, the Taliban also suffered casualties during the clashes. The movement has yet to comment on the incident.

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