2 Police Chiefs, 6 Soldiers Killed in Baghlan Clashes: Source

At least eight security force members, including police chiefs for two districts of Baghlan, were killed in a Taliban attack on Julga district in Baghlan province on Friday night, a security official who wished not to be named said.

Taliban attack started after midnight on Friday from different directions towards the center of Julga district in the northern province of Baghlan and continued until Saturday morning, the official said.

Gulbuddin, the police chief for Julga district, and Lotful-ul-Haq, the police chief for Burka district of Baghlan, were killed in the clashes. Lotful-ul-Haq, the police chief for Burka, went to Julga district to help security forces in the fight against the Taliban, the official said.

The official said that the district will fall to Taliban if reinforcements were not sent.

Violence has remained high in the country as clashes continue between Afghan forces and the Taliban on multiple fronts. Security officials reported clashes between the government forces and the Taliban in at least 10 provinces in the last 24 hours.