TALUQAN, Afghanistan, July 29 (Xinhua) -- At least 10 fighters have been killed as fighting flared up in Taluqan city, capital of Afghanistan's northern Takhar province on Thursday, provincial police spokesman Abdul Khalil Asir said.
The clash, according to the official, erupted after the Taliban fighters attacked security checkpoints in Sarai Sang area of Taluqan city, triggering a gun battle and the militants fled away after leaving seven bodies behind.
Three security personnel have also been killed in the fighting which sporadically continues, Asir said.
Five more militants and two security personnel have been injured, the official further said.
Taliban militants who have been fighting to capture Taluqan city, 245 km north of Kabul, haven't made comments.