At least 10 Afghan police, including police commander Mohammad Zahir, were reportedly killed in a clash with the Taliban in Imam Sahib district in the northeastern province of Kunduz, which borders Tajikistan

Citing security sources, TOLONews says the incident took place Thursday evening, security sources said.

The clash also left three Taliban fighters dead, according to the sources. 

The clash occurred when a group of Taliban militants attacked two police checkpoints in Joi Begum and Kyrgyz villages in Imam Sahib district, Kunduz provincial council member Khaluddin Hakimi told TOLONews.  He said the casualties "might be higher than 10."

Meanwhile, Assadullah, a resident of Imam Sahib district, said that casualties among government forces have “increased” recently in nighttime attacks by the Taliban in the district.  According to him, the residents are concerned over this.

Kunduz police chief Colonel Amanullah Ibrahimi said the clashes happened and there were casualties among the police force members.  But he did not provide an exact figure on it, according to TOLONews.