The Taliban militants ambushed a convoy of Afghan military forces in northern Faryab province on Monday, killing at least three soldiers and wounding five others, officials said.
A statement by Shaheen Corps said that the Taliban began clashes with the security forces after their convoy hit a roadside mine in Ghormach district of the province.
Mohammad Tahir Rahmani, head of Faryab provincial council said that the convoy of Afghan forces being ambushed by the Taliban en route to Qaisar district of the province, adding that during the clashes both sides suffered heavy casualties.
The statement of Shaheen Corps, meanwhile, said that more than 50 Taliban insurgents including their two key commanders identified as Mullah Shawali and Mullah Qayoum were killed and 15 more were wounded in the clashes.
At least three Afghan soldiers were killed and five others were also injured in the incident.