At least 24 armed Taliban insurgents were killed in a clash with security forces in Ab Kamari district of Badghis province in the early hours of Wednesday, local officials said.
Badghis police said that a large group of Taliban fighters attacked Bala Morghab and Ab Kamari districts at about 1am in the hope of taking control of the two districts.
However, police said the group suffered a heavy casualty toll and their efforts were thwarted by security forces and local uprising forces.
Police said 15 Taliban were killed and 21 others wounded in the Ab Kamari clash. Security forces also seized 20 motorcycles used by the group.
Meanwhile, in Bala Morghab district, nine Taliban fighters were killed and eight others were wounded, police said.
According to police four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed in the clash and six others were wounded. Two ANA Humvees were also destroyed.