At least 20 Afghan security force members were killed in a Taliban attack in Badghis province, in the west of Afghanistan, on Sunday night, officials from Badghis Provincial Council said on Monday.
The officials said 10 other security force members were wounded in the attack.
The clash took place after a group of Taliban militants attacked a security outpost in in Bala Murghab district, said Abdul Aziz Bek, head of Badghis Provincial Council.
“The Taliban militants took 28 other security force members with them following the clash,” Bek said.
Local security officials confirmed the attack by the Taliban but did not give an exact detail about the casualties.
Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.